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V. 1. To violate a command or law in a way which results in painful consequences.
2. To err with harmful results.

N. A grotesque imitation that violates the original's purity.
1. She travessed during the Scrabble game when she played the word not yet defined in the dictionary, and lost her turn and the game, as a result.
2. To travess is to regret.

3. When a book is abridged it becomes a travess within the world of literature.
by jaybird490 February 21, 2010
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