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travel

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈtræv·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to go from one place to another on a trip, usually over a long distance: [I] The train was traveling (at) about 100 miles an hour. [T] I travel long distances as part of my job, so on vacations I like to stay close to home. [I] infml We were doing 70 miles an hour, so the guy who whizzed past us must have really been traveling (= going very fast).
traveler
noun [C] (also traveller)  us   /ˈtræv·ə·lər/
Travelers in a hurry like these self-service machines.

travel

noun  us   /ˈtræv·əl/
the activity of traveling, usually over a long distance: [U] A lot of my travel is business related. [pl] I’ve met some pretty interesting people in my travels (= trips).
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