Meaning of road trip in English:

road trip

Pronunciation /ˈrəʊd trɪp/


  • 1A journey made by car, bus, etc.

    ‘The road trip that results, as one would expect, is ripe with adventure, from motorcycle crashes, to drunken endeavours, to amorous encounters with beautiful women.’
    • ‘The remake tells the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone.’
    • ‘Miles resolves to go on a road trip with Jack, and heads up to California's wine region for a journey of self-discovery.’
    • ‘When his wife, Helen, dies unexpectedly, he becomes more alienated and embarks on a nostalgic road trip.’
    • ‘The film is a nicely-played road movie about two men who take a road trip together through California's wine region on the week before one is to get married.’
    • ‘The road trip is a little bit about a great disappointment that turns to a great victory later, a challenge that became a success.’
    • ‘When she misses her train, Isa's day sightseeing turns into a road trip through Rajasthan by rickshaw.’
    • ‘He invites them on a road trip to an unexplained destination, to which they only barely accept.’
    • ‘They arrived in Hemsby in Norfolk this afternoon after a 26-hour road trip from Hamburg, via the Harwich ferry.’
    • ‘Summer means a lot of things to me - road trips, the beach, Big Day Out - but perhaps more importantly, summer means Miniature Golf.’
    • ‘The film soundtrack would made an excellent companion piece for any forthcoming road trips, or a terrific listen for anyone who fancies chilling out to some classic tracks.’
    • ‘The result is the musical equivalent of a day at the beach - a lively, occasionally laid-back, sunshine album that's perfect for those long summer road trips.’
    • ‘Imagine Tenoch's surprise when he receives a call from Luisa, asking whether their invitation of a road trip to a mysterious, secluded beach is still open.’
    • ‘Johnny and his trainer, Bruce, are taking a little road trip when they make a stop in the small New England town of Hobbs Landing.’
    • ‘If you can get along on a road trip, the relationship will probably last;’
    • ‘He leaves home on his son's third birthday and begins a cross-country road trip to try to answer some of his nagging questions about himself.’
    • ‘It's August 1973 and five college-age friends are on a road trip through Texas.’
    • ‘Six friends on a road trip stop off in a small town in the middle of nowhere to spend the night.’
    • ‘My vacations consisted of road-trips down the coast to fishing villages and oyster beds.’
    • ‘The next day, we took a little road-trip further down into the heart of Bourgogne.’
  • 2North American A series of sporting fixtures played away from home.

    • ‘Did you know that the basketball coach, gives each of his players a book before each road trip?’


(also road-trip)
North American
  • no object Make a journey by car, bus, etc.

    ‘they road-tripped from New Jersey to Hollywood’
    • ‘Plato's a little thick, so he ends up cheating, and they end up road-tripping to Mount Olympus so he can wrestle in the Olympics.’
    • ‘It's not like the doctor was road-tripping through Antarctica where there's no cell phone coverage.’
    • ‘Through arrest reports and newspaper articles, he followed one activist as she road-tripped across the country from Oregon to California to Minnesota.’
    • ‘I am going to take a fellow Bostonian's opinion on this one too - no one road-trips quite like a Patriots fan.’
    • ‘Legend has it that Emperor Shen Nong of China was road-tripping about his vast empire and, taking a rest one day, prepared to imbibe a lovely cup of boiled water, when a falling tea leaf floated into his cup.’
    • ‘If you're not up for road-tripping to California, the tour's next stop, do yourself a favour and pick up the original cast recording.’
    • ‘On Sunday we're road-tripping to a Gawler caravan park to see Beth.’
    • ‘I road-tripped up to New Plymouth with my hair straightener, my black pointed stilettos and my sense of humour, because I didn't quite know what to expect.’
    • ‘You don't need a car in the main village, but you'll want to reserve one before you arrive (either at the airport or in Whistler) for at least a day so you can road-trip to the north.’
    • ‘We have spent two days road-tripping to the sparsely settled northern end of Vancouver Island.’