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trek

trek

 
 
pronunciation:
trek
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word History
part of speech: verb
inflections: trekked, trekking, treks
definition: to travel or make one's way slowly and with difficulty.
The brave settlers trekked across the western plains.
 
synonyms:
plod, trudge
similar words:
journey, tour, travel, voyage
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a slow or difficult trip.
Their long trek through the mountains was cold and scary.
similar words:
exodus, expedition, journey, mission, 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.