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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of trek.


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  • As a girl of fourteen she had left Natal with her parents and had "trekked," with other families, through the wild waste of country, into the unknown and barbaric regions in which she was destined to spend her youth.

    The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service

  • These were taken back to the wagon and harnessed in; and then the great vehicle once more "trekked" across the plains.

    The Bush Boys History and Adventures of a Cape Farmer and his Family

  • At last old Dos, dragging at the leading oxen with a riem, the whole span "trekked" at the same moment, and in a few moments the waggon was again moving forward at a slow pace.

    Hendricks the Hunter The Border Farm, a Tale of Zululand

  • They passed the ruins of several farms, the owners of which had "trekked" to the Transvaal republic.

    Hendricks the Hunter The Border Farm, a Tale of Zululand

  • One rich old boer got three lunches, and then 'trekked' (made off) without paying at all.

    Letters from the Cape

  • This they sold, and "trekked" westwards to Indiana.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 6

  • After The Cape colony was ceded to the British in 1814, the Boers - who had now lived in Africa for more than a century and a half, grew disenchanted with British rule and eventually - about 20 years later, that is - "trekked" away from The Cape, in search of land to settle.

    Harry's Place

  • Sometime in the early eighteen hundreds, they trekked to the flat plain between the Ohio River and Lake Erie and settled in Mount Vernon, which was then a few small buildings in a forest of tall trees.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The most remarkable thing about "The Way Back," the 2010 film by Peter Weir, was neither its protagonists (escapees from the Soviet gulag system who trekked thousands of miles to their freedom) nor the curious tale of the almost certainly fictional 1956 "memoir" that inspired it (Slawomir Rawicz's "The Long Walk").

    A World Behind Barbed Wire

  • He trekked this month to AFL-CIO headquarters two blocks from the White House for a sit-down with Trumka, who weeks earlier issued a cool statement when Daley was appointed.

    Obama and unions: Many in labor movement frustrated with president


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