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trek

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
long
▪ They began the long trek toward our home.
▪ One, the Border-Border Trek, is claimed to be the world's longest ski trek.
▪ It was a long trek to her job on Valencia Avenue, and there was rent to pay.
▪ The long trek in hot weather sapped our energy and emptied our water bottles.
▪ However, you will still need to get used to wearing them before embarking on a long trek.
■ VERB
begin
▪ For instance, Barnet have to go to Scarborough, with fans due to begin the trek at 6am for an 11am kick-off.
▪ They began the long trek toward our home.
▪ It was five o'clock and they began the trek homeward.
make
▪ Together they made an arduous two-day trek across mountains with women and child refugees to the coastal town of Split.
▪ Despite our spectacular surroundings it was those people who made our trek the memorable experience it was.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I took my backpack and joined some Egyptian friends for a trek in the Sahara.
▪ It was quite a trek to the grocery store.
▪ The trek to the campsite was along bush tracks and down cliffs.
▪ The exhibit will display pictures from his trek across Siberia.
▪ The team is preparing for a two week trek across the Atlas Mountains.
▪ You'll need a guide for your treks in the mountains.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cross country treks are tailored to suit individual ability.
▪ In a four-day trek that ended here Monday, Gingrich helped raise $ 1. 3 million for candidates and party committees.
▪ Next is a coast-to-coast trek with Grammy Award nominee Joan Osborne.
▪ That was the only light moment that came my way on that trek.
▪ The impassioned pedestrian has since bought a windbreaker, tennis shoes and an umbrella for his 25-minute trek.
▪ The star trek is over for today, but the burning questions are still unanswered.
▪ We go off to another site, reached by a quarter mile trek along the main railway line.
▪ We reached the camp after an arduous 12-day trek.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Hunters can't trek deep into snowy woods.
▪ Maria's going trekking in the Himalayas this year.
▪ The scouts will have to trek 40km back to the base camp.
▪ We trekked up Mount Calahi for five days.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A visitor treks to the pumps from the darkened viewing room of the aquarium by opening an unmarked door.
▪ Now the locals have to trek one and a half miles to the nearest one.
▪ She could trek through the grass playing Jungle Explorers, swinging on the creepers like a tiny Tarzan.
▪ They found their way inside the collar of my coat as I trekked along Dudhope Terrace against a strong headwind.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trek

Trek \Trek\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trekked; p. pr. & vb. n. Trekking.] [Written also treck.] [D. trekken. See Track, n.] [South Africa]

  1. To draw or haul a load, as oxen.

  2. To travel, esp. by ox wagon; to go from place to place; to migrate. [Chiefly South Africa]

    One of the motives which induced the Boers of 1836 to trek out of the Colony.
    --James Bryce.

Trek

Trek \Trek\, n. [Written also treck.] [D. Cf. Track, n.] The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a migration. [Chiefly South Africa]

To the north a trek was projected, and some years later was nearly carried out, for the occupation of the Mashonaland.
--James Bryce.

Great Trek, the great emigration of Boers from Cape Colony which began in 1836, and resulted in the founding of the South African Republic and Orange Free State.

Wikipedia

Trek

Trek may refer to:

  • Backpacking (wilderness), also known as trekking
  • The Great Trek, a 19th-century migration of Africa's Boers
  • Trek (band), Russian rock band
  • the Trek experiment, UC Berkeley, on board STS-74.
  • Trek Bicycle Corporation, a bicycle manufacturer
  • Trekking bike, a type of hybrid bicycle
  • Horse or pony trekking, a form of trail riding
  • KCNK2, otherwise known as the TREK-1 potassium channel
  • Hiking
  • Walking

Trek (band)

Trek is a Russian rock band formed in Khabarovsk, Soviet Russia, in 1977.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

trek

1849 (n.) "a stage of a journey by ox wagon;" 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 (cognate with 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, discontented with the English colonial authorities, left Cape Colony and went north and north-east. In general use as a noun by 1941. Related: Trekked; trekking.

Wiktionary

trek

n. 1 A slow or difficult journey. 2 (context South Africa English) A journey by ox wagon. 3 (context South Africa English) The :w:Great Trek of 1835-1837. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make a slow or arduous journey. 2 (context intransitive English) To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas. 3 (context South Africa English) To travel by ox wagon.

WordNet

trek

  1. n. a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)

  2. any long and difficult trip

  3. v. journey on foot, especially in the mountains; "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"

  4. make a long and difficult journey; "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"

  5. [also: trekking, trekked]

Usage examples of "trek".

The big alligator farms pulled people in, and then they stayed and paid good tourist dollars for airboat rides, canoe treks along the endless canals at sunset, and even camping in traditional chickees.

And the antlered man could have been a great help on their trek through Darkruin for, after all, Ildran was his enemy too.

But Navdaq turned away, the conversation over, and resumed its trek to the Autocrat, leading Jane way, Neelix, and Tuvok himself while the Vulcan began finally to come to peace inside himself, suppressing the powerful emotions behind the mask of logic and restoring his natural equilibrium.

Ferry transfers to Mersing were priced in green chalk next to jungle treks in blue.

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Uhura regarded her spear again, wishing the cere 6 STAR TREK LOG TEN monial feathers tied just below the blade were sewn to one of her summer dresses.

Despite the numerous and well-armed guards, Don Humberto would not hear of his guest departing with less than a full squad of his own lancer-bodyguards, a quartet of servants, and a fully equipped and provided pack train to afford the estimable Conde Maylo de Morre security and civilized comforts on the long trek over the mountains.

It was on the third day of our trek, when we were drawing near to the Tugela, that we met the Boer embassy, off-saddled by a little stream where we proposed to outspan to rest the oxen while we ate our midday meal.

In the end, just as I was about to trek seawards, an old friend, Maputa, turned up at my wagons--that same man who had brought me the message from Panda before we started to attack Bangu.

Rick Berman and Michael Piller made me a part of the Star Trek universe in the first place, thereby changing my life.

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Clayton having agreed with a thoroughly false martyred expression to sit in for me from four to midnight, I drove early to Lambourn to collect Alessia, pausing only for coffee and encouragement from Popsy before setting off on the three-hour trek to Brighton.

Because they are gifted at neither metaphysics nor dialogue, Reloaded plays like a cross between a video game and a preachy episode of Star Trek.

Star Trek and Star Wars novelizations, many of which tell lively and entertaining stories, but which, by predesign and stern publishing decree, do nothing at all to advance the underlying series concept beyond its starting point.

Their trek to Amer66 Ruth Sidransky ica began three years earlier, when my grandfather fled conscription into the Russian army.