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travelverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈtræv·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to go from one ​place to another on a ​trip, usually over a ​longdistance: [I] The ​train was traveling (at) about 100 ​miles an ​hour. [T] I travel ​longdistances as ​part of my ​job, so on ​vacations I like to ​stayclose 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).
noun [C] (also traveller)  us   /ˈtræv·ə·lər/
Travelers in a ​hurry like these ​self-servicemachines.


 us   /ˈtræv·əl/
the ​activity of traveling, usually over a ​longdistance: [U] A lot of my travel is ​businessrelated. [pl] I’ve ​met some ​prettyinterestingpeople in my travels (= ​trips).
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uk   us   /ˈtræv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
A1 [I or T] to make a ​journey, usually over a ​longdistance: Between ​school and ​university, she ​spent a ​year travelling, ​mostly in ​Africa and ​Asia. I travel towork bytrain. 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 ​movedlongdistances: Some ​wines don't travel well.really travel mainly UK informal to ​move very ​fast: 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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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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travelverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtrævəl/ ( UK -ll-, US -l-)
to go from one ​place to another, especially over a ​long distance, in a ​plane, ​train, ​car, etc.: The ​ability to travel easily in and out of the ​region is a significant ​factor for ​professionals doing ​business here. Due to the ​increasingcosts of travelling abroad, more Americans are choosing to ​stay closer to ​home during their ​vacation. He travels around 200,000 ​miles a ​year on ​business. A ​delegation of ​officials will be traveling to New Orleans to ​lobby for the ​ around/across/through somewhere Riding a bike is often the most ​efficient way to travel around ​big citiestravel by air/train/car How ​long does it take to travel by ​train from Glasgow to London?travel the world/the country/the state She has travelled the ​world in her ​work as ​foreigncorrespondent.
to ​move at a particular ​speed or over a particular distance: An electric motor ​powers the ​car at all ​speeds, and it can travel 40 ​miles on ​batteries at 40mph/80kph, etc. A ​train travelling at 30 ​mphtakes about a ​mile to ​bring to a ​stop.

travelnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtrævəl/
the ​activity of going from one ​place to another, especially over a ​long distance, in a ​plane, ​train, ​car, etc.,: A ​survey revealed that ​federalemployees were ​routinelyabusingrulesregarding business-class travel. He was ​reimbursed for the ​cost of travel between his ​home and ​workplace. The travel and ​tourismindustryemploys more than 187,000 ​people in North Carolina. Make ​copies of important travel ​documents like your ​passport and itinerary. air/​rail/​space travel overseas/​international/​foreign travel business/​leisure/​holiday travel free/​cheap travel travel ​company/​firm/​industry travel ​arrangements/​plans travel ​expenses/​coststravel on/in sth Purchase of a ​smartcardentitles you to three days' ​unlimited travel on the Metro, buses, and to/from/between somewhere The Chairman has a constant round of ​meetings, involving travel to Western ​Europe and throughout the UK.
(Definition of travel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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