- to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.
- South Africa. to travel by ox wagon.
- South Africa. (of a draft animal) to draw (a vehicle or load).
- a journey or trip, especially one involving difficulty or hardship.
- South Africa. a migration or expedition, as by ox wagon.
- South Africa. a stage of a journey, especially by ox wagon, between one stopping place and the next.
Origin of trek
Examples from the Web for trekked
As mountaineers ducked out of them and trekked toward Everest, she dreamed of following.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
Thus Rowe trekked to the Buckeye State to talk about the “skills gap.”Mike Rowe: ‘Dirty Jobs’ Host Says He Did Not Endorse Mitt Romney
October 11, 2012
She trekked across the country holding Sally Ride Science Fairs and talking about her adventures while little mouths gaped in awe.Lynn Sherr: Sally Ride’s Heroic and Trailblazing Life as an Astronaut
July 24, 2012
He had trekked about 50 miles but was in bad shape, having lost his dog and run out of food days earlier.Ray Gardner Used Autism Training To Find William LaFever
July 14, 2012
Originally we trekked around looking for food with kids strapped to our fronts or backs.Time Magazine Cover: What About the Child?
Dr. Mona Ackerman
May 12, 2012
Leaving the train we trekked through the bush to find the lake.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon
Jos Maria Gordon
Dear old thing, she whispered, pressing his arm as they trekked to their table.The Rough Road
William John Locke
For many days we trekked, penetrating ever deeper the Red Desert's heart.Walls of Acid
The waggons had waited three days for him, and then trekked on.Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion
So we trekked with the moon, Gaasha guiding us, and did not outspan till dawn.Swallow
H. Rider Haggard
- a long and often difficult journey
- Southern African a journey or stage of a journey, esp a migration by ox wagon
- (intr) to make a trek
- (tr) Southern African (of an ox, etc) to draw (a load)
Word Origin and History for trekked
1849 (n.); 1850 (v.), "to travel or migrate by ox wagon," from Afrikaans trek, from Dutch trekken "to march, journey," originally "to draw, pull," from Middle Dutch trecken (cf. Middle Low German trecken, Old High German trechan "to draw"). Especially in reference to the Groot Trek (1835 and after) of more than 10,000 Boers, who, discontent with the English colonial authorities, left Cape Colony and went north and north-east.