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span

3 verb
     
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span3 past tense and past participle spanned, present participle spanning [transitive]
1 to include all of a period of time:
a career which spanned nearly 60 years
2 to include all of a particular space or area:
The Mongol Empire spanned much of Central Asia.
3TBC if a bridge spans an area of water, especially a river, it goes from one side to the other

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