2019-11-03 22:38:26 UTC
I have a question about the following sentences from a novel.
The lights of Manhattan cast a murky glow along the horizon, turning it
a purplish blue like a bruise as Benton traveled south on the West Side
Highway, following the Hudson, headed downtown in the dark.
Between warehouses and fences he caught glimpses of the Palmolive
Building, and the Colgate clock showed that the time was twenty of
The Statue of Liberty was in bas relief against the river and the
sky, with her arm held high.
Benton's driver cut over on Vestry Street, deeper into the financial district, where the symptoms of the
languishing economy were palpable and depressing: restaurant
windows covered with brown paper, notices of seized businesses taped
to their doors, clearance sales, retail spaces and apartments for rent.
(Scarpetta Factor by P. Cornwell)
question: is about the meaning of "cut over on Vestry Street".
I assume that Benton's car headed down the West Side Highway, and turned off the Highway on the Vestry Street.
I've drawn its image on my own, in the following sketch.
So, "cut over on a road" must be equivalent to "turn off on" in meaning, I guess.
If so, I'm not sure how they can be of the same meaning.
Especially, I couldn't grasp the meaning of "cut + over" there.