Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “truck”

truck

noun uk   /trʌk/ us  

truck noun (VEHICLE)

B1 [C] (UK also lorry) a large road vehicle that is used for transporting large amounts of goods: The road was completely blocked by an overturned truck. a truck driver [C] UK (US car) a part of a train that is used for carrying goods or animals: Hundreds of refugees were herded into cattle trucks for the gruelling ten-hour journey.

truck noun (INVOLVEMENT)

have no truck with sth/sb informal to refuse to become involved with something or someone because you do not approve of it or them

truck

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /trʌk/ mainly US us  
to transport something somewhere in a truck: Most of the aid is being trucked into the city, although some is arriving by boat.
trucking
noun [U] uk   /ˈtrʌk.ɪŋ/ US (UK road haulage) us  
The railroads have lost a lot of business to trucking companies.
(Definition of truck from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of truck?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “truck” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More