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English noun: traverse

1. traverse (artifact) a horizontal beam that extends across something

Synonymscrossbeam, crosspiece, trave

Broader (hypernym)beam

2. traverse (artifact) a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it


Broader (hypernym)crosspiece

3. traverse (act) taking a zigzag path on skis


Broader (hypernym)crossing

Part meronymskiing

4. traverse (act) travel across


Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling

English verb: traverse

1. traverse (motion) travel across or pass over

SamplesThe caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.

Synonymscover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

Narrower (hyponym)bridge, course, crisscross, drive, ford, hop, jaywalk, stride, take, tramp, walk

2. traverse (stative) to cover or extend over an area or time period

SamplesRivers traverse the valley floor.
The parking lot spans 3 acres.
The novel spans three centuries.

Synonymscross, span, sweep

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)continue, cover, extend

3. traverse (communication) deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Domain categorylaw, practice of law

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