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 for cut across
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cut across
      v 1: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100
           miles each day" [syn: traverse, track, cover,
           cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut
           through, cut across]
      2: be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations; "Opinions
         on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines"
      3: cut using a diagonal line [syn: crosscut, cut across]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "cut across":
     bar, catercorner, chiasmal, chiasmic, chiastic, crisscross, cross,
     crossbar, crosscut, crossed, crossing, cruciate, cut, cut a corner,
     cut corners, cut crosswise, cut through, decussate, decussated,
     diagonalize, intercross, intersect, intersected, intersecting,
     lie across, make a beeline, secant, short-cut, slant across, slash,
     slash across, transverse, traverse

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