trudge

[truhj]
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:
1540–50; perhaps blend of tread and drudge

trudger, noun


1. tramp. See pace1.
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trudge (trʌdʒ)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to walk or plod heavily or wearily
2.  (tr) to pass through or over by trudging
 
n
3.  a long tiring walk
 
[C16: of obscure origin]
 
'trudger
 
n

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trudge
"to walk laboriously," 1547, of unknown origin. The noun meaning "an act of trudging" is attested from 1835.
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Example sentences
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.
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