Translation of traverse in Spanish:


atravesar, v.

Pronunciation /trəˈvərs//trəˈvəːs//ˈtravəs/

transitive verb

  • 1formal, literary

    a region traversed by rivers una región surcada de ríos
    • The total area traversed by participants covers thousands of square miles.
    • In total they covered 67.5 miles, traversing the loch three times, in water that was only a shivering 11 degrees centigrade.
    • ‘Joseph,’ Conall spoke up, as they reached the edge of the forest, having traversed the distance in silence.
    • In traversing the country, you can expect to pass through San Jose a few times, so enjoy yourself.
    • In 1991, he traversed the State, covering 2,850 km on a bicycle.
    • Deserts were crossed, mountains were scaled, forests were traversed, icebergs were negotiated.
    • Before the advent of roads or railways, the sheer difficulty in traversing Peru's geography was one of the greatest obstacles to solidifying a national identity.
    • It is possible to traverse the entire range by walking the two-thousand-mile Appalachian Trail.
    • Wild animals and birds traversing contiguous forest stretches have no clue that there might be restrictions.
    • After three days in the forest, they had spent another four traversing the extensive foothills before reaching the Mountains.
    • Starting from Taiwan, he traversed the Indian Ocean after passing through the Strait of Malacca.
    • From Trowunna I head north, leaving behind the forested hills of the interior to traverse an expanse of rolling countryside strikingly reminiscent of England.
    • I watched the man with furtive caution as we traversed the forest, for I didn't trust him, even if he did not seem villainous.
    • He spends his summers traversing the Midwest in his studio Winnebago, painting lush forest scenes resplendent with deer, lakes, and waterfalls on things like garage doors.
    • That will see him traversing the Americas, covering the 25,000 kilometres from Ushuia, the world's most southern city, up to the icy wastes of Alaska.
    • It has been a long road to freedom, traversing the difficult terrain of learning to live with each other, learning to accept each other.
    • Both traversed the forest swiftly and easily, scurrying over rocks and against foliage with utmost grace.
    • 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.
    • By the time we had traversed the thickly forested coastal plain it was dark, and nothing could be seen through the windows except the black night.
    • Before I knew it, we had traversed Yellowhead Pass, one of the lowest in the Continental Divide, yet, at 3,718 feet, the highest point the train crosses.
  • 2

    (in mountaineering, skiing)
    (slope) atravesar
    • Speaking of which, even with the late arrival of winter, Pamporovo was definitely fit for skiing last weekend with tons of snow and every ski run ready to be traversed.
    • By traversing over the pitch a dry crawl is reached, containing a few formations, which shortly divides at a T-junction.
    • About fifteen feet up the heap is a crawl-through, which leads to more traversing in a fissure passage, and a straddle down a short chimney onto blocks.
    • I lose an hour traversing left to a dubious bridge, from which I leap onto the face, metal-clawed hands and feet stabbing into the snow.
    • A continuation of the river may be found at the bottom of the mud slope, but the way on is to traverse round to the right.
    • Four of the group had already traversed the slope on skis; the fifth was on crampons when a small snow slab of some 30 cm depth took him and another trainee over cliffs.
    • Point Release avalanches are not very dangerous, but can knock you over, so watch out for them if you are traversing along a cliff side!
    • So when you arrive at the gym, take about 5 minutes to traverse at the base of the wall.
    • When the time came to retrieve the plates, we had to traverse slopes that had more than a meter of new snow.
    • 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.
    • The time-pressed can try bouldering, which entails traversing and short ascents that can be completed sans rope.
    • We roped up at the base, did our cross-check, then climbed up a short wall and across easy slopes, traversing upward and left until we reached an obvious belay.
    • He then continued along the wall ahead, and after about 50 m or so began traversing around an overhang.
    • Although most skiers traverse the Inside Road from north to south, both directions demand stamina with substantial elevation gains and losses.
    • Witnesses saw an avalanche start as a skier left the pistes and traversed the slope.
    • Right before the steepest section, we were able to traverse onto a rock ledge and have lunch.
    • From here on out it's pretty much easy stuff, so just get up however you feel like it by traversing to the right.
    • Surveying as we went we soon reached the pool and had no problem traversing around.
    • This looks quite frightening from the top, but it is easily descended by traversing to the far side of the hole.
    • The same point can reached from below the short wall at the top of Jeune Ecole by traversing rightwards 10m.
    • Yet more traversing on easy ledges above the stream channel enables one to gain the top of ‘Lake Pot’, which lands, funnily enough, in a lake!
    • They were traversing Windy Ridge in Uintah back country known for heavy avalanche activity, he said.
    • From there, we traversed across ledges and slabs toward the next belay.
    • Pass your right foot in front of your left (or perhaps, in extreme circumstances, behind); this is a ‘step-through’, used a lot in traversing.
    • Once on the slab, I should have traversed about 15 feet left and then gone up.


  • 1formal

    (act of crossing)
    travesía feminine
  • 2

    (in mountaineering, skiing)
    travesía feminine
  • 3

    navegación en zigzag feminine
  • 4

    galería feminine
  • 5

    (on trench)
    barrera de protección feminine