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1‘people seeking an exit visa to travel abroad’
journey, tour, take a trip, go on a trip, voyage, go on an expedition, go on an excursion, go sightseeing, globetrot, backpack
roam, rove, range, wend one's way, cruise, hike, trek, tramp, ride, roll
cross, traverse, cover, make one's way over, circumnavigate, go round, move round
move, go, proceed
informal gallivant, knock about, knock around
2‘light travels faster than sound’
move, proceed, progress, advance
be transmitted, carry
3‘that lorry's travelling!’
go fast, go rapidly, drive fast, speed, race, go at breakneck speed, hurry, hurtle, hasten, hotfoot it, whizz, go like lightning, go like greased lightning
go hell for leather, go like a bat out of hell, tear up the miles, steam, belt, tear, zip, get cracking, get a move on, burn rubber
British bomb, put one's foot down
1‘he amassed great wealth during his travels’
journeys, expeditions, trips, tours, excursions, voyages, treks, safaris, odysseys, pilgrimages, jaunts
journeying, travelling, touring, sightseeing, voyaging, cruising, sailing, backpacking, globetrotting, jet-setting, exploration, trekking, wandering, roving, roaming
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