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verb travel pronunciation in American English /ˈtræv(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytravel
he/she/ittravels
present participletraveling or travelling
past tensetravelled or traveled
past participletravelled or traveled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to go on a trip or visit a number of places, especially places that are far away from where you live or work

    I wish I didn't have to travel so much.

    Matt spends much of his time traveling abroad.

    travel to:

    Joe recently traveled to Australia on business.

    travel in/around:

    We'll be spending two weeks traveling around Spain.

    travel the world/country/state etc.:

    Ben's dream is to travel the world.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to go from one place to another, especially in a vehicle

    Did you have to travel far to get here?

    travel by car/bus/train etc.:

    I usually travel by bus.

    travel on foot/horseback:

    The refugees traveled on foot across the mountains.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to go to another time or place in your imagination

      Let's travel back in time to the 19th century.

    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] to go a particular distance

      Most people are prepared to travel reasonable distances to work.

      We traveled 300 miles on Saturday.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to spread from one place to another in a way that affects or influences a lot of people

    The news traveled quickly.

    Rumors travel fast.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to move at a particular speed
    travel at 50 miles/100 kilometers etc. per hour:

    The car was traveling at about 80 miles per hour.

    1. a.
      informal to move very fast

      This car can really travel!

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