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English definition of “traverse”

traverse

verb [T]     /trəˈvɜːs/ US  /-ˈvɝːs/ formal
to move or travel through an area: Stanley traversed the continent from west to east. Bounded on the east by Lake Winnebago, the county is traversed by the Wolf and Fox rivers.Crossing and moving throughTravelling
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