cut across

transitive verb

1
: to avoid following or being subsumed, defined, or determined by or in accordance with : counter, transcend
an issue that cuts across party lines
2
: to include within the scope of effect or significance
a development that cuts across all strata of society

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“Cut across.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20across. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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