verb (used with object), trav·ersed, trav·ers·ing.
- (in the law of pleading) to deny formally (an allegation of fact set forth in a previous pleading).
- to join issue upon.
verb (used without object), trav·ersed, trav·ers·ing.
- 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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In every mission, your team of four had to traverse a linear, apocalyptic series of levels, pre-constructed with paths and cinematic events but remixed for each playthrough with new enemy and item configurations.Back 4 Blood alpha test: Building decks, killing zombies, having co-op fun|Sam Machkovech|December 18, 2020|Ars Technica
Express forecastForecast in detailReal wintry cold is with us for a couple of days as winds traverse the snowy expanse to our northwest, holding highs mainly in the 30s.D.C.-area forecast: Clearing but blustery today and remaining chilly into the weekend|David Streit|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Many people left behind their jobs and spent their life savings on the quest, and at least four people died along the treacherous traverse through the Rocky Mountains.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Wednesday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia|Dana Hedgpeth, Teddy Amenabar|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
In the new experiment, up to 76 photons traversed a network of 100 channels.The new light-based quantum computer Jiuzhang has achieved quantum supremacy|Emily Conover|December 3, 2020|Science News
We traversed many miles of extremely rutted and potholed Forest Service roads, crossed soft loamy terrain, and crawled up steep, loose desert hardscrabble.Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping?|Will Taylor|November 28, 2020|Outside Online
Then again, traversing train tracks may be nothing compared to the social risks of moving to Brooklyn.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But once there, traversing the arid desert plains and breaking bread with the indigenous peoples, inspiration struck.
"That is all right," said Brett wearily, traversing a corridor to gain his room.The Albert Gate Mystery|Louis Tracy
Tommy was traversing the little gun with the trigger pressed down.The Fifth-Dimension Tube|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Traversing the passage outside the door, the Count met the Prince of India.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
An old hawker was in the habit of traversing the country with his ass, which had served him faithfully for many years.Stories of Animal Sagacity|W.H.G. Kingston
I could see now that we were at the intersection of a transverse passageway, much broader than the one we had been traversing.The Girl in the Golden Atom|Raymond King Cummings