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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To make a slow or arduous journey.
  • intransitive v. To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
  • intransitive v. South African To travel by ox wagon.
  • n. A journey or leg of a journey, especially when slow or difficult.
  • n. South African A journey by ox wagon, especially a migration such as that of the Boers from 1835 to 1837.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slow or difficult journey.
  • n. A journey by ox wagon, especially the Boer migration of 1835-7.
  • v. To make a slow or arduous journey.
  • v. To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
  • v. To travel by ox wagon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To draw or haul a load, as oxen.
  • intransitive v. To travel, esp. by ox wagon; to go from place to place; to migrate.
  • n. The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a migration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In South Africa:
  • To draw a vehicle, as oxen; pull a load along.
  • To travel by ox-wagon; hence, to travel in general; go from place to place; migrate.
  • n. In South Africa, the action of drawing, as a vehicle or a load; draft; traction; hence, a journey or migration; the distance between one stopping-place and the next; travel: as, that was short trek.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
  • n. any long and difficult trip
  • v. journey on foot, especially in the mountains
  • v. make a long and difficult journey

Etymologies

Afrikaans, to travel by ox wagon, from Dutch trekken, to travel, from Middle Dutch trecken, to pull.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Afrikaans trek. (Wiktionary)

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