Definition of trek in English:

trek

Syllabification: trek
Pronunciation: /trek
 
/

noun

1A long arduous journey, especially one made on foot: a trek to the South Pole
More example sentences
  • Named for the 4,672-foot volcanic massif, which from the west appears to have three peaks, the park has a number of trails and hikes, varying from easy strolls to extremely arduous treks.
  • Although he has been part of several groups in his various adventures in the past, he has spent a great deal of these arduous treks in the company of Sir Ranulf Ffiennes.
  • The attack took place along an arduous trek into the wildlife sanctuary on Kapiti Island which is heavily wooded at this time of year.
Synonyms
journey, trip, expedition, safari, odyssey, voyage;
hike, march, slog, tramp, walk;
long haul

verb (treks, trekking, trekked)

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1Go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot: we trekked through the jungle
More example sentences
  • Although his ammo had been replenished, the captain would rather have trekked back to the supply area than witness a fellow soldier die.
  • They had a big fish tank in one corner and he was trekking back and forth between that and a bannister by a flight of stairs way across the room.
  • Director Majid Majidi (The Children of Heaven) follows a blind eight-year-old boy as he treks across the Iranian countryside with his rather distant father.
Synonyms
1.1chiefly South African historical Migrate or journey with one’s belongings by ox-wagon.
1.2South African (Of an ox) draw a vehicle or pull a load.
1.3South African Travel constantly from place to place; lead a nomadic life: my plan is to trek about seeing the world

Origin

mid 19th century: from South African Dutch trek (noun), trekken (verb) 'pull, travel'.

Derivatives

trekker

noun
More example sentences
  • The trekkers, who are from Chennai and Ootacamund, will be pulling on their backpacks on December 12, one day after International Mountain Day concludes.
  • The organisers, who included experienced trekkers, wanted a ‘warm-up’ walk before starting the actual climb up the steep rocky slope of the hill.
  • They have visited guest houses, police stations, trekkers ' haunts, enlisted the help of Nepalese guides - and put up thousands of posters pleading for information.

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