intransitive verb \ˈtrek\

: to walk usually for a long distance

: to travel by walking through an area with many mountains, rivers, etc., for pleasure and adventure

: to go on a long and often difficult journey


Full Definition of TREK

chiefly South African
a :  to travel by ox wagon
b :  to migrate by ox wagon or in a train of such
:  to make one's way arduously; broadly :  journey
trek·ker noun

Examples of TREK

  1. We had to trek up six flights of stairs with our groceries.
  2. On their vacation last year they went trekking in the Himalayas.
  3. We trekked across the country in her old car.

Origin of TREK

Afrikaans, from Dutch trecken to pull, haul, migrate; akin to Old High German trechan to pull
First Known Use: 1835



: a long and difficult journey that is made especially by walking

Full Definition of TREK

chiefly South African :  a journey by ox wagon; especially :  an organized migration by a group of settlers
:  a trip or movement especially when involving difficulties or complex organization :  an arduous journey

Examples of TREK

  1. Our car broke down and we had a long trek back to town.
  2. a trek across the country

Origin of TREK

Afrikaans, from Dutch treck pull, haul, from trecken
First Known Use: 1849


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