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.
Recent Examples on the Web So, when the family of five decided to road trip across Indiana to visit family, Sharea wasn't surprised to see her husband slouched back comfortably in the driver's seat. Marika Gerken, CNN, "Wife's prank on husband goes viral, bringing smiles to faces around the world," 12 Sep. 2020 After the cancellations of major events like Grandma's Marathon and the Bayfront Blues Festival, more people are treating Duluth as a road trip stop instead of a final destination. Star Tribune, "Pandemic's toll on tourism hits Duluth hard," 12 Sep. 2020 Maybe peak summer happened during that road trip up north. Christian Reynoso,, "What to do with melons that don’t live up to that peak summer moment," 11 Sep. 2020 As currently configured, Ohio State’s schedules do not include another non-conference road trip until a visit to Notre Dame in 2023. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "What Ohio State football misses by not playing at Oregon on Saturday, according to former Buckeyes," 11 Sep. 2020 Houston is nearly done with a grueling three-city road trip featuring 11 games over 10 days. Janie Mccauley, Houston Chronicle, "Ramon Laureano strikes back, lifts A's past Astros," 9 Sep. 2020 But first-time visitor Michelle Johnson, wrapping up a road trip from her hometown of Buffalo, New York, was fine with the scant crowd. John Keilman,, "‘It’s just sad’: On Navy Pier’s final day until spring, patrons and merchants rue another COVID-19 shutdown," 7 Sep. 2020 When the Gandhis went on a summer road trip to visit family, Sahil tried another outdoor activity designed for social distancing: golf. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "Kids Can’t Go to School. Should They Play Youth Sports?," 7 Sep. 2020 The destination of GameDay’s first road trip of the 2020 season, set for Sept. 12, will be announced during the show. Mark Heim |, al, "ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ live stream: How to watch destination reveal show online, time, TV," 5 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of road trip

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Sep 2020

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“Road trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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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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