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English definition of “travel”


verb     /ˈtrævəl/ (present participle mainly UK travelling, past tense and past participle travelled, present participle US traveling, past tense and past participle traveled)
MAKE A JOURNEY [I, T] A1 to make a journey : I spent a year travelling around Asia . He travelled over 100 miles to be at the wedding . He has to travel abroad a lot on business .Driving and operating road vehiclesTravelling
MOVE [I] B1 If light , sound , or news travels, it moves from one place to another: News of the accident travelled fast .General words for movement
(Definition of travel verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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