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trek

trek

 
pronunciation:
trek
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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Word History
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trekked, trekking, treks
definition: to travel or make one's way, usu. slowly and arduously.
The settlers trekked across the plains.
 
synonyms:
plod, slog, trudge
similar words:
journey, peregrinate, tour, travel, traverse, voyage
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a slow or arduous trip.
Some inexperienced mountaineers were unable to manage the trek up to the base camp.
similar words:
exodus, expedition, journey, mission, odyssey, pilgrimage, trudge
derivation: trekker (n.)
Word History
Trek is a word from Afrikaans, the language of the Dutch settlers in South Africa. It meant "to journey or migrate by wagon." This word entered the English language in the mid-1800s. Throughout the 1800s, the British and Dutch struggled for control of South Africa.