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Difference between Go across to something and Go over to something

go across to somethingchange one’s political beliefs and join another group:

  • I am disappointed Simpson has decided to go across to the Democrats, especially after fighting them so actively in the past.

go over to something

1. = go across to something:

  • Stalin, on the other hand, did not like to see such a figure go over to the opposition.

2. give up one’s practice, interest, etc. and take on another:

  • I’ve tried to go over to another instrument before, the banjo. Didn’t work out.

3. (Radio, TV) switch a broadcast to another place:

  • And now, we go over to Paris for up-to-theminute news about the President’s visit.