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traverse

Pronunciation: /trəˈvɜːrs; trəˈvɜːs/

Translation of traverse in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (cross) [formal or liter] atravesar*, cruzar* a region traversed by rivers una región surcada de ríos
    Example sentences
    • Wild animals and birds traversing contiguous forest stretches have no clue that there might be restrictions.
    • He would repeatedly cheer us up by assuring us that our team was the first to uninterruptedly traverse this difficult, and unique, coast-to-coast route.
    • Deserts were crossed, mountains were scaled, forests were traversed, icebergs were negotiated.
    1.2 (in mountaineering, skiing) [slope] atravesar*
    Example sentences
    • The time-pressed can try bouldering, which entails traversing and short ascents that can be completed sans rope.
    • As the gully became wider on the descent, we were forced to traverse ever farther left, on tiny broken ledges, eventually reaching the top of the wall.
    • From there, we traversed across ledges and slabs toward the next belay.
    Example sentences
    • When the time came to retrieve the plates, we had to traverse slopes that had more than a meter of new snow.
    • They were traversing Windy Ridge in Uintah back country known for heavy avalanche activity, he said.
    • Although most skiers traverse the Inside Road from north to south, both directions demand stamina with substantial elevation gains and losses.

noun/nombre

  • 3 c and u [Nautical/Náutica] navegación (feminine) en zigzag

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