across

across
across [{{t}}ə'krɒs]
1 preposition
(a) (from one side to the other of) d'un côté à l'autre de;
she drew a line across the page elle a tiré un trait en travers de la page;
to walk across sth traverser qch;
she swam across the lake elle a traversé le lac à la nage;
I ran across the street j'ai traversé la rue en courant;
can you help me across the road? pouvez-vous m'aider à traverser la rue?;
they built a bridge across the lake ils ont construit un pont sur le lac;
she threw it across the room elle l'a jeté en travers de ou de l'autre côté de la pièce;
he lay across the bed il était couché ou allongé en travers du lit;
she felt a pain across her chest une douleur lui a traversé la poitrine;
he's very broad across the shoulders il est très large d'épaules
(b) (on the other side of) de l'autre côté de;
the house across the street la maison d'en face;
we live across the street from them nous habitons en face de chez eux;
the woman from across the street la femme d'en face;
there's a supermarket just across the road from us/our house il y a un supermarché juste en face/en face de notre maison;
just across the border de l'autre côté ou au-delà de la frontière;
he sat across the table from me il s'assit en face de moi;
she glanced across the room at us elle nous lança un regard de l'autre bout de la pièce
(c) (so as to cover)
he leaned across my desk il s'est penché par-dessus mon bureau;
a smile spread across her face un sourire a éclairé son visage
(d) (so as to cross) en travers de, à travers;
the study of literature across cultures l'étude de la littérature à travers différentes cultures;
the lines cut across each other les lignes se coupent
(e) (throughout)
he gave speeches all across Europe il a fait des discours dans toute l'Europe;
across the political spectrum dans l'ensemble de la classe politique
(f) (on)
he hit me across the face il m'a frappé au visage
2 adverb
(a) (from one side to the other) d'un côté à l'autre;
the room is 3 metres across la pièce fait 3 mètres de large;
I helped him across je l'ai aidé à traverser
(b) (on or to the other side) de l'autre côté;
he reached across and picked the pen up il a tendu le bras et a pris le stylo;
she walked across to Mary elle s'est dirigée vers Mary;
I looked across at my mother j'ai regardé ma mère
(c) (in crosswords) horizontalement;
what's 23 across? (clue) quelle est la définition du 23 horizontal ou horizontalement?; (solution) quelle est la réponse du 23 horizontal ou horizontalement?
3 across from preposition
en face de;
the man sitting across from me l'homme qui était assis en face de moi;
the house across from ours la maison située en face de la nôtre
4 across the board adverb
systématiquement;
stock prices have fallen across the board le prix des actions a baissé de façon systématique;
the policy applies to everybody in the company across the board cette politique concerne tous les employés de l'entreprise quelle que soit leur position

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  • 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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