across


across
[əʼkrɒs, Am -ʼkrɑ:s] prep
1) (on other side of) über +dat;
her best friend lives \across town ihr bester Freund lebt am anderen Ende der Stadt;
the old part of town was \across the bridge die Altstadt lag jenseits der Brücke;
his best friend lives \across the street from him sein bester Freund wohnt auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite
2) (from one side to other) über +akk;
go \across the street to the bakery geh' über die Straße in die Bäckerei;
the German flag has three stripes going \across it die deutsche Fahne hat drei quer verlaufende Streifen;
\across country über Land
3) (everywhere within)
people \across the globe die Menschen auf der ganzen Welt;
small islands are scattered \across the Pacific Ocean kleine Inseln sind im ganzen Pazifischen Ozean verstreut;
\across the population in der ganzen Bevölkerung;
a hurt look spread \across her face ein verletzter Ausdruck kam über ihr Gesicht
4) (find unexpectedly)
she stumbled \across her lost key sie fand ganz zufällig ihren verloren gegangenen Schlüssel wieder;
I ran \across Peter today ich habe heute ganz zufällig Peter getroffen
PHRASES:
\across the board allgemein, generell adv
inv
1) (to other side) hinüber;
(from other side) herüber;
(on road)
let me help you \across lassen Sie mich Ihnen über die Straße helfen;
to look \across at sb zu jdm hinüber-/herübersehen;
to walk \across hinüber-/herübergehen
2) (on other side) drüben;
\across from sb/sth jdm/etw gegenüber;
he sat \across from me at the table er saß mir am Tisch gegenüber
3) (wide) breit; of circle im Durchmesser;
the table is two feet \across der Tisch ist zwei Fuß breit
4) (diagonal) querdurch
5) (crossword) waagerecht
PHRASES:
to get one's point \across sich akk verständlich machen;
to put one \across [ (Am) on] sb (fam) jdn an der Nase herumführen

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