Traverse

Trav"erse

(?), v. i. 1. To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing.
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To see thee fight, to see thee foin, to see thee traverse.
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2. To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide.
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3. To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.
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