Here’s Chapter 6 of How We Really Talk: Using Phrasal Verbs in English
“Across” is like a bridge.
We cross something so we can get to the other side. Information moves across space from one person to another. If I can make you understand my idea, I can “get it across” to you.
Come across When something crosses our path, we “come across it,” or “stumble across/upon” it. “I came across a great little restaurant yesterday; you should try it!”
Come across as To “come across as,” followed by an adjective or noun, means to give a (usually false) first impression. “He comes across as ignorant, but he actually knows a lot.”
Cut across When we are walking or driving and go a short way (on or off a road), we can “cut across” a field or wood. “If you want to get to old Mrs. Stone’s house, just cut across the field over there and you’ll be there in five minutes.
Match the phrasal verb to its definition.
1) cut across _____ a) find something by accident
2) get * across _____ b) give an impression
3) stumble across or come across * _____ c) take a short cut
4) come across as * _____ d) make a message clear
III. Add other “across” phrasal verbs you may hear.