verb (used without object), trekked, trekking.
to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.
South Africa. to travel by ox wagon.
verb (used with object), trekked, trekking.
South Africa. (of a draft animal) to draw (a vehicle or load).
a journey or trip, especially one involving difficulty or hardship.
South Africa. a migration or expedition, as by ox wagon.
South Africa. a stage of a journey, especially by ox wagon, between one stopping place and the next.

1815–25; < Afrikaans < Dutch trek (noun), trekken (v.) to draw (a vehicle or load), migrate

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trek (trɛk)
1.  a long and often difficult journey
2.  (South African) a journey or stage of a journey, esp a migration by ox wagon
vb , treks, trekking, trekked
3.  (intr) to make a trek
4.  (South African) (tr) (of an ox, etc) to draw (a load)
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch trekken to travel; related to Old Frisian trekka]

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Word Origin & History

1849 (n.); 1850 (v.), "to travel or migrate by ox wagon," from Afrikaans trek, from Du. trekken "to march, journey," originally "to draw, pull," from M.Du. trecken (cf. M.L.G. trecken, O.H.G. trechan "to draw"). Especially in reference to the Groot Trek (1835 and after) of more than 10,000 Boers, who,
discontent with the English colonial authorities, left Cape Colony and went north and north-east. Slang Trekkie "fan of the TV series 'Star Trek' " first recorded 1976.
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Example sentences
When you think of people seeking divine visions, you imagine them trekking to
  some mountainous cloister.
Kids will be thrilled with the railroad that circles the park, and they may
  enjoy trekking across the pond on a paddle boat.
For those with more than a few days, the tour operators can organize weeks of
Their tour desk can arrange everything from scuba to trekking and rafting.
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