slogger

slog

[slog]
verb (used with object), slogged, slogging.
1.
to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
2.
to drive with blows.
verb (used without object), slogged, slogging.
3.
to deal heavy blows.
4.
to walk or plod heavily.
5.
to toil.
noun
6.
a long, tiring walk or march.
7.
long, laborious work.
8.
a heavy blow.

Origin:
1850–55; variant of slug2

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slog (slɒɡ)
 
vb , slogs, slogging, slogged
1.  to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
2.  (intr) to work hard; toil
3.  (intr; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
4.  cricket to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
 
n
5.  a tiring hike or walk
6.  long exhausting work
7.  a heavy blow or swipe
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
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n

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slog
1824, "hit hard," probably variant of slug (3) "to strike." Sense of "walk doggedly" first recorded 1872; noun sense of "hard work" is from 1888.
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