- treck (archaic)
From Afrikaans trek, from Dutch trekken, from Middle Dutch trekken (weak verb) and trēken (“to trek, place, bring, move”, strong verb), from Old Dutch *trekkan, *trekan, from Proto-West Germanic *trekan, from Proto-Germanic *trekaną, *trakjaną (“to drag, haul, scrape, pull”), from Proto-Indo-European *dreg- (“to drag, scrape”).
trek (plural treks)
- (South Africa) A journey by ox wagon.
- (South Africa) The Boer migration of 1835-1837.
- A slow or difficult journey.
- We're planning a trek up Kilimanjaro.
- 1943 November and December, G. T. Porter, “The Lines Behind the Lines in Burma”, in Railway Magazine, page 327:
- Early the next morning I set off on the long and hazardous trek through jungles and hills into Assam, and regretfully said "good-bye" to the gallant little Burma Railways, which had functioned to the last and played a big part in evacuating many thousands of refugees and wounded soldiers in the path of the rapidly advancing Japanese.
- A long walk.
- Synonym: slog
- I would drive to the shops from here; you can walk, but it's quite a trek.
- (intransitive) To make a slow or arduous journey.
- (intransitive) To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
- (South Africa) To travel by ox wagon.
- (Nigeria) To travel by walking.
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- → English: trek
trek (plural trekke)
- (uncountable) 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
- (countable) journey, migration
- (uncountable) animal migration
- (uncountable) draught, air current through a chimney.
- (countable) feature, trait
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
trek m (plural treks)
- Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh, page 30