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- v. To cross a channel or narrow sea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To pass over a strait or narrow sea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass over a strait or narrow sea.
From Middle English, ultimately from Latin transfreto ("cross a strait or sea"), from trans ("across") + fretum or fretus ("strait, channel"). (Wiktionary)