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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Afrikaans
Origin: Middle Dutch trecken 'to pull, haul, move to new land'

trek

2 verb
     
trek2 past tense and past participle trekked, present participle trekking [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
1 informal to make a long and difficult journey, especially on foot [= hike]
trek up/down etc
The elevator was broken, so we had to trek up six flights of stairs.
2 to walk a long way, especially in the mountains, as an adventure [= hike]
trek in/across etc
For five days he trekked across the mountains of central China.

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