across

across
Across frequently occurs as the second element in certain verb combinations (come across, run across, lean across etc). For translations, look at the appropriate verb entry (come, run, lean etc).
A prep
1 (from one side to the other) to go ou travel across sth traverser qch ; to run/hurry across the room traverser la pièce en courant/en vitesse ; to travel across country/town traverser la campagne/la ville ; a journey across the desert un voyage à travers le désert ; the bridge across the river le pont qui traverse la rivière ; to be lying across the bed être couché en travers du lit ; the line across the page la ligne en travers de la page ; across the years à travers les années ; she leaned across the table elle s'est penchée au-dessus de la table ; the scar across his face la cicatrice sur sa figure ; his hair fell across his face ses cheveux lui tombaient dans la figure ; he wiped his hand across his mouth il a passé la main sur sa bouche ; the light flickered across the carpet la lumière dansait sur la moquette ; the plane flew across the sky l'avion a traversé le ciel ;
2 (to, on the other side of) de l'autre côté de ; he lives across the street/square il habite de l'autre côté de la rue/place ; he sat down across the desk/room (from me) il s'est assis de l'autre côté du bureau/de la pièce ; the shops across town les magasins de l'autre bout de la ville ; he looked across the lake to the boathouse il a regardé le hangar de l'autre côté du lac ; she shouted across the room to them elle leur a crié quelque chose depuis l'autre côté de la pièce ;
3 (all over, covering a wide range of) across the world partout dans le monde, à travers le monde ; across the country/region dans tout le pays/toute la région ; there is anger right across the industry il y a des signes de colère dans tout le secteur ; scattered across the floor/the square éparpillés sur le sol/la place ; cultural links across borders fig les liens culturels au-delà des frontières.
B adv
1 (from one side to the other) the lake is two miles across le lac fait deux miles de large ; to help sb across aider qn à traverser ;
2 (on, to the other side) to go across to sb aller vers qn ; to look across at sb regarder vers qn ; he called across to her il l'a appelée.
C across from prep phr en face de.

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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  • Across — A*cross (#; 115), prep. [Pref. a + cross: cf. F. en croix. See Cross, n.] From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {To come across}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Across — A*cross , adv. 1. From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The squint eyed Pharisees look across at all the actions of Christ. Bp. Hall. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Across — Across, palabra inglesa que significa a través de, puede hacer referencia a: el Proyecto ACROSS, proyecto de I+D+i; o Across the Universe, canción de los Beatles. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • across — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB ▪ from one side to the other of (something). ● across the board Cf. ↑across the board ORIGIN from Old French a croix, en croix in or on a cross …   English terms dictionary

  • across — [ə krôs′, ə kräs′] adv. [ME acros < a , on, in + cros, cross, after Anglo Fr an croix] 1. so as to cross; crosswise 2. from one side to the other 3. on or to the other side prep. 1. from one side to the other of, or so as to cross 2. on or to …   English World dictionary

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  • across — [[t]əkrɒ̱s, AM əkrɔ͟ːs[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, across is used in phrasal verbs such as come across , get across , and put across .) 1) PREP If someone or something goes across a place or a boundary, they go from one side of… …   English dictionary

  • across — 1 preposition 1 going, looking etc from one side of a space, area, or line to the other side: flying across the Atlantic | We gazed across the valley. | Would you like me to help you across the road? (=help you to cross it) 2 reaching or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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