Translation of traverse in Spanish:

traverse

Pronunciation: /trəˈvɜːrs; trəˈvɜːs/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (cross) [formal or liter] atravesar*, cruzar* a region traversed by rivers una región surcada de ríos
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    • 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*
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.