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span

verb

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to find out the size, extent, or amount of
  • tried to span the distance between the two trees by eye alone

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The first known use of span was before the 12th century

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“Span.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/span. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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