traverse-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: to go across

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] TRAVERSE (NP2[theme]) NP1[theme1] TRAVERSE NP2[theme2]
NOTE: May be used actively or statively.

A bridge traverses the stream.
Rivers traverse the valley floor.
The climbers traversed the east face of the mountain.
We looked for a point in the river where we could traverse.
The caravan traversed almost 100 miles each day.

VerbNet: contiguous_location-47.8
FrameNet: Path_shape,Traversing,Intentional_traversing
PropBank: traverse.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: to counter or deny, esp. in law

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] TRAVERSE (NP2[theme])

The defendant traversed, and the court sustained the challenge.
The defendant traversed the reasonableness of the plaintiff's demand.
The state prosecutor traversed the judgment to the Court of Appeal.
The prosecutors traversed all these statements.
The respondent Judge traversed the material allegations of the complaint.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3