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 How to pronounce road-trip (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of road trip in a Sentence

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

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Mom would be able to recall details about Florence and Wilma’s free-radio road trip and other episodes. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Magic carpets of steel brought family together," 13 May 2018 Bikers taking road trips on the historic highway rumble past one new wind farm after another. CBS News, "A red state goes green: How Texas became a pioneer in wind energy," 22 June 2018 That also means many families who usually take summer road trips will stay home. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Uber driver: There's no relief from Michigan gas prices," 24 May 2018 Media: Sun-Sentinel The rising costs are expected to keep many more people from taking summer road trips this year, according to GasBuddy's annual summer travel survey. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Fuel prices move toward $3 a gallon," 21 May 2018 The vast majority of travelers over Memorial Day will be taking road trips, including more than 1.1 million from Georgia. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "AAA: Nearly 42 million will travel over Memorial Day," 14 May 2018 Over the past few years, Jacob and his now-fiancée, Isabel Rock, have been posting videos on their YouTube channel, Rock & Roloff, detailing their road trips across the country. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "This Is Why Jacob Roloff Isn't on "Little People, Big World"," 1 Apr. 2019 On June 10, 2017, the couple were on one of their frequent long road trips, to see Garden of the Gods, a national landmark with towering rock formations in Colorado. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "John Stockman’s Medical Bills Topped $1 Million. What Happened?," 27 Dec. 2018 Midway through the movie, Lucy (Spears), Kit (Zoe Saldana), Mimi (Taryn Manning), and Ben (Anson Mount) pull into the same Super-A Foods for a snack run while on their road trip to Los Angeles. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "A Star Is Born Has a Surprising Connection to Britney Spears' Crossroads," 20 Nov. 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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