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athwart

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ATHWART

1
from one side to the other of an intervening space <after it enters the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane is predicted to advance athwart to the Texas coastline>
Related Words clear
2
in a line or direction running from corner to corner <we hung the twisted strips of crepe paper athwart to the floor and ceiling so that they formed giant crosses on all four walls>
Related Words across
Near Antonyms lengthwise, longitudinally

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