Definition of traverse
- (in the law of pleading) to deny formally (an allegation of fact set forth in a previous pleading).
- to join issue upon.
- the zigzag track of a vessel compelled by contrary winds or currents to sail on different courses.
- each of the runs in a single direction made in such sailing.
- a defensive barrier, parapet, or the like, placed transversely.
- a defensive barrier thrown across the terreplein or the covered way of a fortification to protect it from enfilade fire.
- the motion of a lathe tool or grinding wheel along a piece of work.
- a part moving along a piece of work in this way, as the carriage of a lathe.
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As the hurts are revealed, they offer unexpected insights that traverse generations.He knew his grandfather was a mob boss. But was that the whole story?|Joe Heim|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Yesterday, that space was traversed by a rioter carrying a Confederate flag.The Breach of the Capitol Spooked Us — As It Should Have|Philip Elliott|January 7, 2021|Time
As Ellie Mae’s numbers show, the convergence of the lockdown and bargain home loans is luring customers to traverse far more of the passage online.
Big city races are off the cards for 2020, which helps explain the explosion in runners trying to clock the fastest known time traversing everything from the Appalachian Trail to the road through Central Park.
More than 800 years ago, Indigenous people in South America traversed more than 7,000 kilometers of open sea to reach eastern Polynesia, a new study suggests.South Americans may have traveled to Polynesia 800 years ago|Bruce Bower|July 8, 2020|Science News
He was known to traverse Brooklyn to visit somebody a decade older than himself in a nursing home.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heat makes beads of sweat run down your armpits and traverse your hips before dampening your drawers.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Extend your Fourth of July vacation with a trip to Traverse City, also known as the “cherry capital of the world.”
Elizabeth Banks stars as a woman who has to traverse a city after losing her wallet post-one-night stand.Why We Need to Stop Using the Phrase ‘Walk of Shame’|Amanda Marcotte|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maps are enormous, and players have to traverse huge amounts of terrain.‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ Review: Oh My God, This PlayStation 4 Game Is Beautiful|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The streets, as I have already mentioned, are tolerably lively: peculiar omnibuses and cabriolets traverse them frequently.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The onward path would then lead through a void which it would require years to traverse.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Cakes of dates pounded and kneaded together are the food of the Arabs who traverse the deserts.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Breaking camp, we encountered rich bottom-lands, difficult to traverse because of the rain.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
For greater secrecy of movement, we divided into small parties, aiming to traverse different roads.