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trudge

[truhj] /trʌdʒ/
verb (used without object), trudged, trudging.
1.
to walk, especially laboriously or wearily:
to trudge up a long flight of steps.
verb (used with object), trudged, trudging.
2.
to walk laboriously or wearily along or over:
He trudged the deserted road for hours.
noun
3.
a laborious or tiring walk; tramp.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; perhaps blend of tread and drudge
Related forms
trudger, noun
Synonyms
1. tramp. See pace1 .
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Examples from the web for trudged
  • Heavy smokers trudged along, puffing on a cigarette while holding onto an oxygen canister.
  • She's trudged through a grinding series of medical tests, treatments and procedures.
  • We trudged slowly, waist deep in water and probing in the soft mud with foot and walking stick.
  • We trudged out onto a cobbled, sunbaked pan, featureless but for a rough semicircle of basalt rocks.
  • She hopped on a bus, trudged through the mud, and got to the rink right after the free skate started.
  • We trudged clumsily in our hip boots to a shallow mud pit.
  • Heading southeast, they trudged and paddled through heavy fog until they reached a solid ice edge.
  • They had trudged the roads before dawn, only to wait for hours in the midday sun.
  • The helicopter rattled up and away and he trudged out onto the empty field in his raincoat.
  • Some tourists ignored the forbidding preparations around them and trudged through icy winds to the city's museums and galleries.
British Dictionary definitions for trudged

trudge

/trʌdʒ/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to walk or plod heavily or wearily
2.
(transitive) to pass through or over by trudging
noun
3.
a long tiring walk
Derived Forms
trudger, noun
Word Origin
C16: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for trudged

trudge

v.

"to walk laboriously," 1540s, of unknown origin. Related: Trudged; trudging. The noun meaning "an act of trudging" is attested from 1835.

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