I came across the phrase "hop across an icy chasm" in the following sentence from the description (not available online) of an app:

All you need to do is to tap to hop across an icy chasm.

Does the said phrase mean "to jump from one part of the chasm to another"?

I know the lexical meaning of the word "hop" is "to jump". But I am not sure about the meaning of the word "across" here.

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    What are these "rinses"? Maybe it's about hopping from one part of the rinse to another part, or maybe it's about hopping from one rinse to another. But surely that should be obvious from the context (which you haven't provided). Feb 28, 2021 at 17:12
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    an app that does what exactly?
    – Lambie
    Feb 28, 2021 at 17:13
  • @FumbleFingers Unfortunately, there is a lack of enough context in the text.
    – curious
    Feb 28, 2021 at 17:16
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    Google found precisely one match for the string "tap to hop across", but I can't find any useful matches for "icy rinses". Without context, this question is going nowhere. But even with context, it's irrelevant to the process of learning English, since few if any native speakers will have any idea what this is all about. Feb 28, 2021 at 17:27
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    Now your quote mentions a chasm, but your question still asks about a "rinse", so it's even more unclear what you're asking.
    – The Photon
    Feb 28, 2021 at 17:46

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A chasm is a very deep crack or break in the ground (which in this case is presumably actually ice).

Hopping across a chasm means to hop from one side of the chasm to the other.

Having to jump across a chasm when crossing an ice field is a common trope in action movies set in the arctic.

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