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athwart

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of athwart

  1. 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 Synonyms of athwart across, over, throughWords Related to athwart clear

  2. 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 Synonyms of athwart crosswise, bias, cornerways, cornerwise, crossways, diagonally, kitty-corner (also catty-corner or catercorner or kitty-cornered or catty-cornered or catercornered), obliquely, transverselyWords Related to athwart acrossNear Antonyms of athwart lengthwise, longitudinally


athwart

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of athwart

  1. to the opposite side of athwart the road was farmland as far as the eye could see Synonyms of athwart across, over, throughWords Related to athwart around, round; beyond, past


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