"traverse" in the noun sense
1. trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspiece
a horizontal beam that extends across something
2. transom, traverse
a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
3. traversal, traverse
taking a zigzag path on skis
4. traversal, traverse
"traverse" in the verb sense
1. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
2. cross, traverse, span, sweep
to cover or extend over an area or time period
"Rivers traverse the valley floor"
"The parking lot spans 3 acres"
"The novel spans three centuries"
3. traverse, deny
deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
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