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Dictionary Definition

trek

Noun

1 a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
2 any long and difficult trip

Verb

1 journey on foot, especially in the mountains; "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
2 make a long and difficult journey; "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis" [also: trekking, trekked]

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English

Noun

  1. A slow or difficult journey.
  2. (South African) A journey by ox wagon, especially the Boer migration of 1835-7.

Verb

  1. To make a slow or arduous journey.
  2. To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
  3. (South African) To travel by ox wagon.

Translations

Afrikaans

Etymology

Dutch trekken

Verb

trek

Dutch

Verb

  1. First person singular present tense of trekken.
  2. Imperative form of trekken.

Extensive Definition

The word trek has entered the English language as one of few words derived from Afrikaans. It means a long, hard journey, and is derived from the Middle Dutch trecken (meaning to pull or haul).
Trek may also refer to:
trek in Dutch: Trek
trek in Japanese: トレック

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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