[ UK /tɹɐvˈɜːs/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹævɝs, tɹəˈvɝs/ ]
  1. taking a zigzag path on skis
  2. a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
  3. a horizontal beam that extends across something
  4. travel across
  1. deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
  2. to cover or extend over an area or time period
    The novel spans three centuries
    Rivers traverse the valley floor
    The parking lot spans 3 acres
  3. travel across or pass over
    The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
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How To Use traverse In A Sentence

  • The bonus of having to traverse a network of constantly changing roads?
  • Vehicles would move to ‘points of domination’ (the intersections) to maximize the ability to traverse the turret and use the CITV.
  • The criticism of our time ... is indissociable from an investigation and experience of its transcendental field (s), of the (impersonal) tendencies and haecceities which traverse it, as well as the potentialities, utopian ones perhaps, with which our present can be composed. The Skeptic's Field Guide
  • At 3.1 kilometers, this dive is the longest underwater traverse of two cave systems in the world.
  • There are other fault lines that traverse the earth. THE EARTH: An Intimate History
  • All told, we'd traversed some forty-eight miles, paddling and portaging.
  • The three rivers can become impassable after rain, and trampers usually traverse west to east, so that the river wades are predictable at the time of departure.
  • Although most skiers traverse the Inside Road from north to south, both directions demand stamina with substantial elevation gains and losses.
  • Climb the groove on rock then grass until you are level with a scary looking traverse back to the left.
  • One of the more interesting paths Donoghue sets out to traverse is what she terms the borderline territory of "murkily criminal" lesbian sex as found in mystery and detective fiction. Edmonton Sun
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