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    traverse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word traverse

    (noun) a horizontal beam that extends across something
    Synonyms : crossbeam , crosspiece , trave
    (noun) a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    Synonyms : transom
    (noun) taking a zigzag path on skis
    Synonyms : traversal
    (noun) travel across
    Synonyms : traversal
    (verb) travel across or pass over
    Example Sentence
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
    (verb) to cover or extend over an area or time period
    Synonyms : cross , span , sweep
    Example Sentence
    • Rivers traverse the valley floor
    • The parking lot spans 3 acres
    • The novel spans three centuries
    (verb) deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
    Synonyms : deny
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for traverse

tra(travel)+ verse(adverse)- travel adverse = travel across.

TRAVERSE or CUT ACROSS - cross over, take a short cut.

adverse= opposing direction, diverse= various directions, universe= all to one direction, reverse = inverse direction, traverse = Tra (meanse across) direction

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