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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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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On road trips the team had to find private accommodations for Pointer, which sometimes meant a room beside tobacco processing plants. Tom Verducci,, "The Hard, Historic Roads That Lead to Baseball's Magic Number: .400," 8 Aug. 2019 The commissioner at the time, Bowie Kuhn, called Bouton in for a reprimand; some players shunned him for spilling the beans to players’ wives about what players did on road trips. Bruce Weber, New York Times, "Jim Bouton, Author of Tell-All Baseball Memoir ‘Ball Four,’ Dies at 80," 10 July 2019 Jancy fans rejoiced when Nancy broke up with Steve in Season 2 and embarked on a road trip with Jonathan. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Happened in Season 2 of Stranger Things?," 3 July 2019 Pixar’s original beloved characters are back as Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. Kenneth Turan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ grows up but still keeps the joy of toys," 20 June 2019 The main purpose of my visit to Nashville was to take a small road trip with Dad and write about some of his old haunts around Tennessee. Holly Patton, Vox, "The best $300 I ever spent: a ticket home to see my dad," 11 June 2019 In fact, with so much space in the back, plus that good fuel economy and its easy-driving nature, this is a vehicle just calling out to be taken on cross-country road trips. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2018 Honda Accord proves there’s still life in the family sedan," 15 June 2018 So, clearly, rising gas prices aren’t infringing on road trips this year. Morgan Greene,, "Worst time to drive in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend? During Friday night's rush hour," 17 May 2018 The large, multiracial family, led by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both 38, grew their own food, went on road trips and took part in activist causes. CBS News, "Authorities examining "red flags" in family's past in hopes of explaining SUV cliff crash," 3 Apr. 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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