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trek

verb \ ˈtrek \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of trek

trekked; trekking
intransitive verb
1 :to make one's way arduously; broadly :journey
2 chiefly South Africa
a :to travel by ox wagon
b :to migrate by ox wagon or in a train of such

trekker

noun

Examples of trek in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of trek from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of trek

Afrikaans, from Dutch trecken to pull, haul, migrate; akin to Old High German trechan to pull


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trek

noun

Definition of trek

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

Examples of trek in a Sentence

  1. Our car broke down and we had a long trek back to town.

  2. a trek across the country

Recent Examples of trek from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trek.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of trek

Afrikaans, from Dutch treck pull, haul, from trecken


TREK Defined for English Language Learners

trek

verb

Definition of trek for English Language Learners

  • : 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


trek

noun

Definition of trek for English Language Learners

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


TREK Defined for Kids

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trek

verb \ ˈtrek \

Definition of trek for Students

trekked; trekking
:to walk a long way with difficulty
  • … two adults were trekking up the sixty-six-floor-long staircase.
  • —Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

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trek

noun

Definition of trek for Students

:a slow or difficult journey


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