trek

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans trek.

Noun[edit]

trek (plural treks)

  1. A slow or difficult journey.
    We're planning on going on a trek up Kilimanjaro.
  2. (South Africa) A journey by ox wagon.
  3. (South Africa) The Boer migration of 1835-1837.

Verb[edit]

trek (third-person singular simple present treks, present participle trekking, simple past and past participle trekked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a slow or arduous journey.
  2. (intransitive) To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
  3. (South Africa) To travel by ox wagon.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch trekken.

Verb[edit]

trek (present trek, present participle trekkende, past participle getrek)

  1. to haul
  2. to move (moving house)
  3. to pull

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch trek.

Noun[edit]

trek (??? please provide the plural!)

  1. journey
Derived terms[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle Dutch trekken (wk) and trēken (st) (to trek, place, bring, move) from Old Dutch *trekkan, *trekan, from Proto-Germanic *trikaną, *trakjaną (to drag, scrape, pull), from Proto-Indo-European *dreg- (to drag, scrape). Akin to Old High German trehhan (to push, bump, move, scratch), Middle Low German trecken (to pull) and Albanian tërheq (to draw, pull), Gheg trek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trek c (uncountable)

  1. appetite
    Ik heb trek in een reep chocola — I could (now) have a chocolate bar
    Ik heb geen trek in deze klus — I have no mind to carry out this task
  2. journey

Verb[edit]

trek

  1. first-person singular present indicative of trekken
  2. imperative of trekken

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