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trek

 (trĕk)
intr.v. trekked, trek·king, treks
1. To make a slow or arduous journey.
2. To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
3. South African To travel by ox wagon.
n.
1. A journey or leg of a journey, especially when slow or difficult.
2. South African A journey by ox wagon, especially a migration such as that of the Boers from 1835 to 1837.

[Afrikaans, to travel by ox wagon, from Dutch trekken, to travel, from Middle Dutch trecken, to pull.]

trek′ker n.
Word History: In South Africa in the 1800s, a common way of talking about the length of an overland journey was not in miles but in treks—the original meaning of the word trek in English was "a day of traveling by ox cart, one stage in a journey by ox cart." (Transport in the vast spaces of colonial South Africa was often by ox cart, as it was on the Great Plains of the United States during the 1800s, too.) Trek comes from Afrikaans, the language of South Africa that descends from the dialects spoken by the Dutch settlers in the region. The British took control of the Cape Colony of the Dutch in 1806, and eventually the descendants of the Dutch settlers, called the Boers, left the Cape Colony because of economic problems, conflict with the Xhosa, and discontent with British colonial authorities, who had forbidden the slave trade and postulated the equality of whites and nonwhites. From 1835 to 1843, more than 10,000 Boers, the Voortrekkers ("The Foretrekkers"), traveled north and northeast as part of the Groot Trek ("Great Trek") and established independent Afrikaans-speaking states that were eventually incorporated into the British Empire and became part of the modern nation of South Africa. As British settlers arrived in the South African colonies in the 19th century and British influence in the region grew, many Afrikaans words entered the English of South Africa. Eventually, in the 1900s, trek began to be used in other varieties of English with the meaning "a journey or leg of a journey, especially when slow or difficult."

trek

(trɛk)
n
1. a long and often difficult journey
2. (Historical Terms) South African a journey or stage of a journey, esp a migration by ox wagon
vb, treks, trekking or trekked
3. (intr) to make a trek
4. (tr) South African (of an ox, etc) to draw (a load)
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch trekken to travel; related to Old Frisian trekka]
ˈtrekker n

trek

(trɛk)

v. trekked, trek•king,
n. v.i.
1. to travel or migrate, esp. slowly or with difficulty.
2. South Africa. to travel by ox wagon.
n.
3. a journey or trip, esp. one involving difficulty or hardship.
4. South Africa. a migration or expedition.
[1815–25; < Afrikaans < Dutch trek (n.), trekken (v.) to draw (a vehicle or load), migrate]
trek′ker, n.

Trek

 a movement of people or animals from one place to another, 1895; an organized migration or trek of the Boers.
Example: trek of elephants, 1850.

trek


Past participle: trekked
Gerund: trekking

Imperative
trek
trek
Present
I trek
you trek
he/she/it treks
we trek
you trek
they trek
Preterite
I trekked
you trekked
he/she/it trekked
we trekked
you trekked
they trekked
Present Continuous
I am trekking
you are trekking
he/she/it is trekking
we are trekking
you are trekking
they are trekking
Present Perfect
I have trekked
you have trekked
he/she/it has trekked
we have trekked
you have trekked
they have trekked
Past Continuous
I was trekking
you were trekking
he/she/it was trekking
we were trekking
you were trekking
they were trekking
Past Perfect
I had trekked
you had trekked
he/she/it had trekked
we had trekked
you had trekked
they had trekked
Future
I will trek
you will trek
he/she/it will trek
we will trek
you will trek
they will trek
Future Perfect
I will have trekked
you will have trekked
he/she/it will have trekked
we will have trekked
you will have trekked
they will have trekked
Future Continuous
I will be trekking
you will be trekking
he/she/it will be trekking
we will be trekking
you will be trekking
they will be trekking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trekking
you have been trekking
he/she/it has been trekking
we have been trekking
you have been trekking
they have been trekking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trekking
you will have been trekking
he/she/it will have been trekking
we will have been trekking
you will have been trekking
they will have been trekking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trekking
you had been trekking
he/she/it had been trekking
we had been trekking
you had been trekking
they had been trekking
Conditional
I would trek
you would trek
he/she/it would trek
we would trek
you would trek
they would trek
Past Conditional
I would have trekked
you would have trekked
he/she/it would have trekked
we would have trekked
you would have trekked
they would have trekked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trek - a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)trek - a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
2.trek - any long and difficult triptrek - any long and difficult trip    
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
Verb1.trek - journey on foot, especially in the mountainstrek - journey on foot, especially in the mountains; "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
journey, travel - undertake a journey or trip
2.trek - make a long and difficult journeytrek - make a long and difficult journey; "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"
journey, travel - undertake a journey or trip

trek

verb
1. journey, march, range, hike, roam, tramp, rove, go walkabout (Austral.) trekking through the jungles
2. trudge, plod, traipse (informal), footslog, slog They trekked from shop to shop looking for knee-length socks.
noun
1. slog, tramp, long haul, footslog It's a bit of a trek, but it's worth it.
2. journey, hike, expedition, safari, march, odyssey He is on a trek through the South Gobi desert.

trek

verb
1. To make or go on a journey:
Idiom: hit the road.
2. To travel about or journey on foot:
noun
A journey undertaken with a specific objective:
Translations
رِحْلَةٌ طَوِيلَةٌ في أَرْضٍ وَعْرسَفْرَةٌ طَويلَةٌ وَصَعْبَهيُسافِر سَفْرَة طَويلَهيَمْشي في أرضٍ وَعْرَة
cestovatjít na túrutrmácenítúra
vandrevandringtrasken rundttrektrekke
vaellusvaeltaa
pješačenjepješačiti
út: nagy út
fara í langan og erfiîan göngutúrlangur og erfiîur göngutúr
苦難に満ちた旅苦難に耐えつつ旅をする
고생하며 여행하다길고 고된 여행
ilgs un grūts ceļojumsveikt ilgu un grūtu ceļojumu
namáhavo postupovať dopredutrmácanie
lång och mödosam resaresa
เดินอย่างช้าๆการเดินทางระยะยาวด้วยความยากลำบาก
ağır ve zahmetli yürüyüşuzun ve zor bir yolculuk yapmakzahmetli bir yürüyüşe çıkmakzahmetli yürüyüş
chuyến đi vất vảđi bộ vất vả

trek

[trek]
A. N
1. (= hike) → expedición f
2. (= long, tiring walk) → caminata f
it's quite a trek to the shopslas tiendas quedan muy lejos
B. VI
1. (= hike) (also Mil) → caminar
we trekked for days on endcaminamos día tras día
2. (= traipse) → ir (penosamente)
I had to trek up to the top floortuve que subir hasta el último piso

trek

[ˈtrɛk]
n
(= long journey on foot) → marche f; (for pleasure)trek m, trekking m
(= tiring walk) → trotte f
The museum is a bit of a trek from the centre of town → Le musée est à une trotte du centre ville.
vi
(= travel on foot) → marcher; (for pleasure)faire du trekking

trek

vitrecken; (inf)latschen (inf); they trekked across the desertsie zogen durch die Wüste; I had to trek up to the top floorich musste bis ins oberste Stockwerk latschen (inf)
nTreck m, → Zug m; (inf)anstrengender Weg or Marsch

trek

[trɛk]
1. n (hike) → spedizione f (fam) (tiring walk) → camminata sfiancante
2. vi (hike) → fare una camminata lunga e faticosa; (as holiday) → fare dell'escursionismo (fam) → trascinarsi

trek

(trek) past tense, past participle trekked verb
to make a long, hard journey.
noun
a long, hard journey. a trek through the mountains; a trek round the supermarket.

trek

رِحْلَةٌ طَوِيلَةٌ في أَرْضٍ وَعْر, يَمْشي في أرضٍ وَعْرَة jít na túru, túra vandre, vandring anstrengender Marsch, trecken κάνω οδοιπορικό, οδοιπορικό caminar, caminata vaellus, vaeltaa faire un périple, périple pješačenje, pješačiti fare trekking, trekking 苦難に満ちた旅, 苦難に耐えつつ旅をする 고생하며 여행하다, 길고 고된 여행 tocht, trekken lang reise, reise langt wędrować, wędrówka caminhada, caminhar длительное путешествие, путешествовать lång och mödosam resa, resa เดินอย่างช้าๆ, การเดินทางระยะยาวด้วยความยากลำบาก zahmetli bir yürüyüşe çıkmak, zahmetli yürüyüş chuyến đi vất vả, đi bộ vất vả 艰苦跋涉
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