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[ə'krɒs]
1. prep
1) (from one side to other of) attraverso

to go across a bridge — attraversare un ponte

to run across the road — attraversare di corsa la strada

to take sb across the road — far attraversare la strada a qn

there was a motif printed across the front of his tee-shirt — c'era un disegno stampato sul davanti della sua maglietta

a bridge across the river — un ponte sul fiume

he gave interviews across the country — ha concesso delle interviste in tutto il paese

2) (on the other side of) dall'altra parte di, al di là di

the shop across the road — il negozio sull'altro lato or dall'altra parte della strada

across from — di fronte a

across the street from our house — di fronte or dirimpetto a casa nostra

he sat down across from her — si è seduto di fronte a lei

3) (crosswise over) di traverso a
2. adv
1) (direction) dall'altra parte

to jump across — saltare dall'altra parte, attraversare con un salto

I helped the old man across — ho aiutato il vecchio ad attraversare

don't go round, go across — non fare il giro, attraversa or passa nel mezzo

to cut sth across — tagliare qc per or di traverso

3 across — (in crosswords) 3 orizzontale

to get sth across to sb fig — far capire qc a qn

2) (measurement) in larghezza

the lake is 12 km across — il lago ha una larghezza di 12 km or è largo 12 km


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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