1. traverse an area to make a shorter route, go beyond the limits of something, interrupt someone
cut across a field/social barriers/someone while talking
Cut across is a phrasal verb with a number of meanings. To cut across a place means to go straight from one side to another directly. If a problem cuts across a person or group of people if it affects everyone or they are all interested in it. To cut across someone can mean to interrupt them by speaking over them.