- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (informal) to make a long or difficult journey, especially on foot I hate having to trek up that hill with all the groceries.
- 2(also go trekking) [intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to spend time walking, especially in mountains and for enjoyment and interest We went trekking in Nepal. During the expedition, they trekked ten to thirteen hours a day. see also pony-trekking See related entries: Camping Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from South African Dutch trek (noun), trekken (verb)
BrE BrE//trek//; NAmE NAmE//trek//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trek
BrE BrE//trek//; NAmE NAmE//trek//he / she / it treks
BrE BrE//treks//; NAmE NAmE//treks//past simple trekked
BrE BrE//trekt//; NAmE NAmE//trekt//past participle trekked
BrE BrE//trekt//; NAmE NAmE//trekt//-ing form trekking
BrE BrE//ˈtrekɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrekɪŋ//Camping