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Definition of athwart:

  1. Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely.
  2. Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course.
  3. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.
  4. Across; from side to side of.

Synonyms:

sideways, sidelong, obliquely, aslant.

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