intransitive verb

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    Aviation Nautical
    navegar
    to navigate by the stars orientarse / guiarse por las estrellas
    • Upon entering the building, they found they had difficulty navigating in the dark.
    • In order to navigate at night, commanders used compasses and parachute flares.
    • An endless stream of red double-deckers navigated down the street, pulling in to pick off passengers from the harbour of their bus shelter.
    • We finished the preliminary Pensacola-hospital route by navigating to a nearby training airfield.
    • Beginning in the early 1960s, the U.S. Navy developed a satellite system to help it navigate at sea.
    • It's all in an effort to make the route more challenging and test the driving and navigating skills of each team.
    • Entrants have to create vehicles that propel themselves, steer, navigate and negotiate potholes, ravines, sand dunes and boulders without any human intervention.
    • This can mean narrowing roads and removing clear-cut edges, prompting drivers to navigate with care.
    • With no official course, no maps and, for half the race, no roads, drivers navigate by counting telegraph poles, by compass and by observing the position of the sun.
    • It is said there are water plants grow so thickly upon the river further upstream, that no boat can navigate through it.
    • Both Mr and Mrs Redwood will be taking part in the long-distance trek where they navigate by map along unmarked trails and cross through the odd cold river.
    • The slipway is seen as a serious hazard to vessels navigating in the East Basin.
    • Today I skied from base camp up to Heart Lake and back, traversing a couple of small passes, navigating by compass through two snow squalls, and fording a river.
    • They were smaller ships that could navigate into the islands, and often they were from family-owned fleets.
    • This system permits the operator to navigate along pipeline planned routes and log the GPS coordinates of the aircraft's trajectory.
    • The instructor had been navigating over the mountains with Doppler and had the coordinates of the airport plugged into the system.
    • I couldn't see an inch past my window, and the pilot couldn't navigate at all, because his instruments suddenly went haywire.
    • Motorists have to navigate between potholes when using either routes and the surface of the roadway has disintegrated in places.
    • The tank commander can use his map display to navigate, orientate, and control his subunits.
    • I am up early to watch the ship navigate though familiar waters and approach Pattaya in the distance.
    • Thao had already researched and planned out this small excursion, and so navigated expertly towards the executive's office.
    • Indeed ships used to navigate by the sounds of turtles hitting their hulls and that's how they knew they were getting close to land at night.
    • Whether bobbing about on a dinghy or crossing the oceans on a Tall Ship, one can learn the mechanics of piloting and navigating.
    • More route choices were given to teams to navigate to the checkpoints.
    • A disadvantage about TomTom however is that it has to have a starting location on the map before it is able to navigate, or calculate a route.
    • Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest.
    • I use my Oyster card, one of those new-fangled ‘smart cards’, to navigate quickly throughout the London Transport network.
    • Swept along in the flood all I had to do was to try to navigate through the best looking route by flapping my limbs.
    • The lead vehicle has a challenge as it navigates through the city.
    • Port of London Authority rules require that all craft must proceed at all times at a safe speed when navigating anywhere on the tidal Thames.
    • They navigated by following the flight pattern of gannets and plied the oarsmen with whisky so when they arrived ‘there was scarce one of our crew able to manage cable or anchor’.
    • My companion here will use a light spell if that's what's needed to navigate in the dark!
    • With the chart, we are navigating by the stars.
    • The Harbor Department is voicing its fears about the navigation aspect, saying that the Royal Navy has the equipment to verify all ships in the sea territory in case they navigate off course.
    • Hence, many ships navigated around Dutch controlled territories to avoid paying these duties.
    • It enables the commander to plan missions, navigate, and continuously update situational awareness.
    • GPS allows you to navigate safely, even when caught in a heavy fog or other bad weather conditions.
    • Vehicles must decide how to navigate and avoid these obstacles while traveling at 10 to 30 miles per hour.
    • Dispatchers are able to help drivers navigate around Europe by seeing where a driver is and telling him or her how to get out of tight spots, Guerrero said.
    • The henchmen had finished unloading the drugs, so the boat navigated off into the darkness once again.
    • My driver had navigated through the arid steppe land without compass or map let alone one of those hateful satellite guidance systems.
    • Office and rescue workers are seen navigating through the streets, covered with gray dust, making their way to safety.
    • When human mariners and lunar astronauts navigated by dead reckoning they used charts, tables, various measuring instruments, and a considerable amount of mathematics.
    • They help hunters navigate back to camp or to a hunting spot.
    • But at some point in the flight radio contact is believed to have been lost when the aircraft was apparently trying to navigate around bad weather.
    • She removed her hand from his grasp quickly and kept her eyes down as they navigated through the oceans of people.
    • They learned how to build ships and navigate by the stars - perhaps even inheriting a tentative map of the globe.
    • Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the north star became the symbol for finding ones way home.
    • Signs hanging in the showroom help visitors navigate between categories like lighting, furniture, interior finishes and office equipment.
    • Every day the ship carefully navigated through the channels of blue icebergs, some as large as aircraft carriers, some smaller chunks of the most magnificently formed shapes.
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    (in car)
    hacer de copiloto
    I'll drive, you navigate yo conduzco y tú miras el mapa / haces de copiloto Spain
    • he navigates for a rally driver es copiloto de un conductor de rally
    • Patrick was steering the boat while Becky navigated.
    • I speak as a man who can get lost in his own living room, a driver who for years depended on his then wife to navigate on every trip we took.
    • This time around, I got into the drivers seat and had Landon with me to navigate while the others whispered and giggled maniacally in the backseat.
    • Chris went on to navigate for a variety of other drivers including Peter Banham on the East African Safari.
    • But I knew how much he'd relish navigating me through the Auvergne on a car-borne hunt for the gems of Romanesque church architecture that have lodged themselves in his heart over all these years.
    • Well, not with me driving and Michael navigating you couldn't, as slowly the streets took on an ever more Escheresque quality.
    • Until this year his co-driver was his sister, but she has vacated the passenger's seat for Robert Reid, who navigated for ex-world champion Richard Burns.
    • I navigated on other boats in other ocean races.
    • We pull into San Diego, Sarah's driving and I start navigating using the printouts she handed me.

transitive verb

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    (steer)
    (ship/plane) conducir
    (ship/plane) llevar
    • When introduced, the limits will only apply to recreational mariners when their vessel is under way and then only to those who are navigating the vessel.
    • Jean navigated the motor caravan along a winding but well-paved road after they left the A82 and turned away from Loch Ness.
    • While navigating the vehicle through obstacles, Church fired his rifle at insurgents with one hand while encouraging his platoon leader to stay conscious.
    • Pilots must navigate their aircraft at least three times every 90 days and have a health check-up every 24 months.
    • Each week they will have to navigate the ship as well as performing testing tasks and challenges to earn treats and privileges.
    • Until recently, oceanographers gathered much of their data from solitary vessels that they navigated by means of stars and sextants.
    • With laundry piled on her lap, she routinely risked life and limb as she navigated her wheelchair over the highway to the laundromat on the other side of town.
    • We couldn't get them out because the light was gone and we can't navigate a boat in this type of environment at night.
    • It is planning to withdraw the pilots' authorisation to navigate vessels in the estuary on January 27 when their working contracts run out.
    • Noticing me, Nancy immediately quietens and takes to navigating the car out onto the road.
    • Next morning we used the GPS to navigate the truck in from a different direction.
    • To safely navigate a boat, one has to be able to see and identify day marks, buoys and the occasional sign for the restaurant we want to visit.
    • We agree that it's too late to navigate the boats downriver in the dark.
    • He navigated the boat onto the dusty sand and switched the noisy engine off.
    • As we slowly navigate the rental van up a narrow sloping driveway, a half-dozen young teenage boys dart across our path, passing a basketball back and forth.
    • The helmsman skillfully navigated the ship towards the enormous docking bay doors which engulfed the view screen.
    • The smaller telescope has a wider viewing angle, and will be more useful for navigating the spacecraft to its destination.
    • Since medieval times, mariners have employed dead reckoning to navigate their vessels.
    • Our guide Roberto skilfully navigated his boat into the various grottos lining the coast.
    • The members of HPL went on strike until their contract ran out and the new service now navigates vessels on the Humber.
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    (travel across, along)
    (sea/river) navegar por
    having successfully navigated the lobby … una vez salvada la entrada …
    • The skies are too foggy to be navigated by helicopter.
    • Moreover all are at liberty to navigate that vast ocean, since the use of the sea and the air are common to all.
    • I simply do not have confidence in him to navigate the waters ahead skilfully enough to avoid or survive the darkening clouds on the horizon.
    • The canoes are often fitted out with sails and are well suited for navigating the waters of the Darien between the Panamanian coast and the islands.
    • Many are the first in their families to go to college, so they are navigating uncharted waters.
    • It's natural that transitions to new technology may be somewhat disruptive, and there are several methods companies use to navigate these rough waters.
    • As a Royal Navy lieutenant, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for navigating unchartered waters off the Burmese coast.
    • The record industry now has a chance to navigate these uncharted waters.
    • Has anyone been able to successfully navigate these waters?
    • I have navigated the choppy waters of love and come out on top.
    • Then the bath was ready and the knight drew him to his feet and helped him navigate the wooden steps into the tub.
    • They see themselves as skilled pilots flawlessly navigating the treacherous waters of higher education and race relations.
    • To Deakin's knowledge, no one else has succeeded in navigating a stretch of water classed by the Royal Navy as ‘unnavigable’.
    • The inlets between the islands had to be carefully navigated; in some places, the water was so shallow that rocks lurked only inches under the surface.
    • Employers and pension fund trustees have been warned to think carefully about how to navigate the law changes on pensions.
    • Flowerpots adorn the poolside and servants navigate the steps gingerly carrying dishes laden with goodies.
    • As tourism has increased in the polar region, this survey work is vital for the safety of passenger cruise ships navigating difficult waters.
    • Other travellers have navigated parts of the river, Africa's largest, but nobody has completed the entire stretch.
    • A study for protest group Friends of the River claims that, as well as flooding farmland, the river would become hard to navigate, damaging sailing, local tourism and a range of businesses.
    • All of these are very useful when navigating complex routes.
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    Computing
    to navigate Web pages navegar por páginas web