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verb uk   us   /ˈtræv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
A1 [I or T] to make a journey, usually over a long distance: After leaving school, she spent a year travelling, mostly in Africa and Asia. I travel to work by train. He travelled over 1,000 miles to be at the wedding. As a young man he had travelled (= been to many parts of) the world.B1 [I] to move or go from one place to another: Supersonic planes can travel faster than the speed of sound. [I] If something such as food travels well/badly, it does/does not stay in good condition if it is moved long distances: They say that real Yorkshire beers don't travel well.really travel informal to move very fast: We were doing 90 mph, so the car that passed us must have been really travelling! That bike can really travel!travel light to make a journey without taking a lot of heavy things with you: I always try to travel light.
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travel

noun uk   us   /ˈtræv.əl/
B1 [U] the activity of travelling: air/space travel business travel We share a love of literature, food and travel. I heard on the travel news that there'd been an accident.travels C1 [plural] journeys: a record of her travels in/around the Far East
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