road trip


Definition of road trip 

1 : a trip taken by a sports team to play one or more away games

2 : an extended trip in a motor vehicle

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Other Words from road trip

road-trip \ˈrōd-ˈtrip \ intransitive verb

Examples of road trip in a Sentence

The team won three of five games on its road trip.

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Gas prices are expected to climb higher on July 4, hitting $3 a gallon at some stations across the U.S. as drivers gear up for road trips on one of the year’s busiest travel days. Katherine Blunt, San Antonio Express-News, "Gas prices climbing for the Fourth," 2 July 2018 Her abuser was Luis, whom Garrett’s mother met on a road trip to Honduras. Paul Theroux, Smithsonian, "The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wave," 27 June 2018 Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth went on an epic royal girls’ road trip on Thursday (to attend the opening of a new bridge, naturally). Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "The Best Moments From Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth’s Road Trip," 14 June 2018 And Michigan's road trip to Michigan State on Oct. 20 will air on either Fox or FS1. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football schedule 2018: Four game times announced," 31 May 2018 Andrus started taking groundballs on last week's road trip, and he's started to swing a fungo bat Tuesday. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers' Elvis Andrus expects to return as soon as possible — June 12 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 May 2018 The Seals then end the regular season with road trips to Friendswood on June 23, followed by a trip to Pearland on June 30. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Clear Creek Swim League announces Seals schedule," 13 May 2018 The Baby Cakes begin their first road trip of the season Tuesday (April 10) in Colorado Springs, with the opener of a three-game set scheduled for a 7:40 p.m. start Central time., "Baby Cakes go on early hot streak, win fourth consecutive game," 9 Apr. 2018 Mattingly said realistically the target was for Prado’s return for the first road trip, April 5-8 at Philadelphia. Craig Davis,, "Martin Prado's injury setback clears way for rookie Brian Anderson to start at third for Marlins," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of road trip

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of road trip was in 1953

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English Language Learners Definition of road trip

: a long trip in a car, truck, etc.

: a trip that is taken by a sports team in order to play one or more games

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