range over

range over (something or some place)

To move, travel, or search over a large area or place. You can let your animals range over the pasture behind my grandfather's cabin. We ranged over the many acres, keeping watch for bandits and wolves.
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range over something

to cover an area; to travel about in one area. The buffalo ranged over vast areas of prairie, grazing and breeding. These animals range over a very large territory.
See also: over, range