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Definition of "traverse" []

  • To travel or pass across, over, or through. (verb-transitive)
  • To move to and fro over; cross and recross. (verb-transitive)
  • To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel: traverse an artillery piece. (verb-transitive)
  • To extend across; cross: a bridge that traverses a river. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "traverse" in a sentence
  • "Where i live in traverse city the season start is quite chilly this year so i dont exactly know if that would be true."
  • "I traverse from the side of the course, where there is actually a little bit of loose snow to ski in, across the ice-covered racing line."
  • "Such a band of practised and educated soldiers may never again traverse England."
  • "I didn’t post the insane plank and chain traverse pics."
  • "Another step of his heavy boot knocked loose stones free from the ledge, and Chaltiford realized that the traverse was a little more challenging than he had first suspected."