trek

[ trek ]
/ trɛk /

verb (used without object), trekked, trek·king.

to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.
South Africa. to travel by ox wagon.

verb (used with object), trekked, trek·king.

South Africa. (of a draft animal) to draw (a vehicle or load).

noun

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

1815–25; < Afrikaans < Dutch trek (noun), trekken (v.) to draw (a vehicle or load), migrate

OTHER WORDS FROM trek

un·trekked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trekking

trek
/ (trɛk) /

noun

a long and often difficult journey
Southern African a journey or stage of a journey, esp a migration by ox wagon

verb treks, trekking or trekked

(intr) to make a trek
(tr) Southern African (of an ox, etc) to draw (a load)

Derived forms of trek

trekker, noun

Word Origin for trek

C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch trekken to travel; related to Old Frisian trekka
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