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traverse

[ trav-ers, truh-vurs ]SEE DEFINITION OF traverse
  • verbcross over; travel
  • verbresist, contradict

Synonyms for traverse

  • bisect
  • crisscross
  • cross
  • cut across
  • go over
  • pass over
  • pass through
  • ply
  • roam
  • span
  • tread
  • bridge
  • cover
  • decussate
  • do
  • intersect
  • negotiate
  • pace
  • perambulate
  • peregrinate
  • quarter
  • range
  • track
  • walk
  • wander
  • go across
  • move over
  • transverse
  • travel over
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Antonyms for traverse

  • stay
  • back up
  • confirm
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRAVERSE

It is in your power to make their bed of down, and to enliven the ground they have yet to traverse with flowers.

They believed the range might yet show a rift at this end which their wagons could traverse.

The blows of the sea seemed to traverse it in an unringing, stunning shock, from side to side.

"Mother, this is Doctor Day, come to see you," said Traverse.

"I was just telling Miss Day that she was much better, sir," said Traverse.

"Oh, sir, do not do yourself so great an injustice," said Traverse.

That's the way, Traverse; that's the way with us all, my boy!

"Be sure to persuade your mother to come, Traverse," said Clara.

Traverse pressed the doctor's hand and went to seek his mother.

Preparations were immediately commenced for Traverse's journey.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "pass across, over, or through," from Old French traverser "to cross, thwart" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *traversare, from Latin transversare "to cross, throw across," from Latin transversus "turn across" (see transverse). The noun meaning "act of passing through a gate, crossing a bridge, etc." is recorded from mid-14c.; meaning "a passage by which one may traverse" is recorded from 1670s. Military foritifcation sense of "barrier, barricade" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Traversed; traversing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRAVERSE

bar

nounbarrier; blockage

bridges

verbconnect, extend
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