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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans trek.

NounEdit

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.

VerbEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

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AfrikaansEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch trekken.

VerbEdit

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

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch trek.

NounEdit

trek (??? please provide the plural!)

  1. journey
Derived termsEdit

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

VerbEdit

trek

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

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