Definitions for cut across
traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across(verb)
travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations
"Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines"
crosscut, cut across(verb)
cut using a diagonal line
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to go across an area instead of around it
kids cutting across the neighbors' lawns
to affect more than one group
a problem that cuts across classes and races