Definition of trek verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trek

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    verb
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    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trek
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    he / she / it treks
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    past simple trekked
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    past participle trekked
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    -ing form trekking
    BrE BrE//ˈtrekɪŋ//
     
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    Camping
     
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  1. 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. 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
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from South African Dutch trek (noun), trekken (verb) ‘pull, travel’.Extra examples He spent the summer trekking the Taurus mountains. Hundreds of tourists trek through the site every day. I have to trek up that hill every day with the groceries. Last autumn we went trekking in Nepal. She trekked across southern Africa when she was younger. The couple disappeared while trekking in Canada last year. They trekked the 45 miles across the glacier. We trekked across the wet sands towards the camp.
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