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What roads, paths and areas of land do - synonyms or related words

ascend

verb

formal

if a road, path, or set of stairs ascends, it goes up

bend

verb

if a road, river, etc. bends, it changes direction in the shape of a curve

bifurcate

verb

formal

to divide into two separate parts, especially parts that go in different directions

branch off

to leave the main part of something

carry

verb

if a road, pipe, or wire carries something along it, that thing moves or flows along it

connect

verb

to join two places, making it possible for people and things to move between them

diverge

verb

to start to go in separate directions

divide

verb

if a road divides, it separates into two roads

end

verb

used for talking about a road or path

extend

verb

to continue for a particular distance or in a particular direction

fall

verb

to slope downward

fork

verb

if a road, path, or river forks, it divides into two separate parts

lead

verb

if something such as a road, river, or door leads in a particular direction or to a particular place, or if it leads you there, it goes in that direction or to that place

link

verb

to connect two or more places

meet

verb

if things such as roads, lines, or areas meet, they join each other

meet up

if roads, streets, etc. meet up, they join or cross each other

pass

verb

if a road, river, or stream passes through, across, etc. a place, its path follows that direction

plunge

verb

to slope downward suddenly

turn

verb

if a road or river turns, it bends and goes in a different direction

twist

verb

if a road or a river twists, it has a lot of bends in it

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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