1 a long and often difficult journey
2 (S. African) a journey or stage of a journey, esp. a migration by ox wagon
vb , treks, trekking, trekked
4 tr (S. African) (of an ox, etc.) to draw (a load) (C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch trekken to travel; related to Old Frisian trekka)
the (S. African history) the migration of Boer farmers from the Cape Colony to the north and east from about 1836 to 1845 to escape British authority
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