1 cross, criss-cross, travel or pass or move over or through, walk, cover, travel (over), roam, wander, range, tramp, tour:
He has traversed the country from end to end innumerable times.
2 cross, criss-cross, go across; lie or extend across or athwart, bridge, intersect:
The road traverses the river several times at Newtown.
3 oppose, cross, thwart, go or act against, go or act in opposition or counter to, conflict (with), controvert, contravene, counter, obstruct, contradict, gainsay, deny:
The policies of today seem to traverse those set forth only last year.
4 examine, look into, scrutinize, inspect, investigate, review, study, look at, consider, contemplate, scan, look over, check, survey, reconnoitre, observe:
Certain areas of knowledge are seldom traversed by scholars.