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across / a través de
 
across   [əˈkrɒs]
When across is an element in a phrasal verb, for example come across, run across, look up the verb.
A. -preposition
1. (=from one side to other of)   a travénoun de
·a tree had fallen across the road
·había caído un árbol a travénoun de la carretera
·to go across a bridge
·atravesar or cruzar un puente
·to run [across] a road
·cruzar una calle corriendo
·the bridge across the Tagus
·el puente sobre el Tajo
·with arms folded across his chest
·con los brazos cruzados sobre el pecho
2. (=on the other side of)   al otro lado de
·across the street from our house
·al otro lado de la calle enfrente de nuestra casa
·the lands across the sea
·las tierras masculineánoun allá del mar
·from across the sea
·desde masculineánoun allá del mar
3. (in measurements)
·it is 12km across the strait
·el estrecho tiene 12km de ancho
4. (=crosswise over)   a travénoun de
board  
B. -adverb
1. (=from one side to the other)   a travénoun,   al travénoun
·don't go around, go across
·no des la vuelta, ve al travénoun
·shall I go across first?
·¿paso yo el primero?
·to run across
(over bridge)   atravesar or cruzar corriendo
·to swim across
·atravesar a nado
·to cut something across
·cortar algo por (el) medio
·a plank had been laid across
·habían colocado una tabla encima
·he helped an old lady across
·ayudó a una señora mayor a cruzar la calle
2. (=on opposite side)
·it'noun across from the Post Office
·está enfrente de Correos
·he sat down across from her
·se sentó frente a ella
3. (in measurements)
·the lake is 12km across
·el lago tiene 12km de ancho
·the plate is 30cm across
·el plato tiene un diámetro de 30cm
·how far is it across?
(river)   ¿cuántos metros tiene de ancho?
4. (=crossways)   a travénoun,   en cruz,   transversalmente
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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