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verb travel pronunciation in British English /ˈtræv(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to go on a journey or visit different 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 travelling abroad.
    He is very well-travelled (=he has travelled a lot).
    travel to: Joe recently travelled to Australia on business.
    travel in/around: We’ll be spending two weeks travelling around Spain.
    travel the world/country 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 had travelled on foot across the mountains.
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    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 travelled 300 miles on Saturday.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to spread from one place to another in a way that affects or influences a lot of people
    The news travelled quickly.
    Rumours travel fast.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] to move at a particular speed
    travel at 50 miles/100 kilometres etc per hour: The car was travelling at about 80 miles per hour.
    1. a.
      informal to move very fast
      This car can really travel!

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