to cross or go through something instead of going around it
We decided to cut across the field because we were in a hurry to get to school.
Hot Rod Monster
Art Arfons of Akron, Ohio, wears a monstrous outfit as he checks on new equipment on his dragster namedGreen Monster, in Los Angeles Calif., July 27, 1959. Arfons was in Los Angeles for pre meet warm ups for the 1959 National Championship Drag Races in Detroit on Sept. 3 7. His dragster, known as one of the most powerful, is one of 750 hybrid cars entered in the races sponsored by the National Hot Rod Association.