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slog

[slog] /slɒg/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; variant of slug2
Related forms
slogger, noun
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Examples from the web for slogging
  • Soon they were slogging away alongside her, into the evening and then-after a respite-returning the following morning.
  • Six weeks had been spent in steadily slogging our way down through the interminable series of rapids.
  • But her book is so detailed it can be slow slogging for readers who are not environmental historians.
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  • But the slogging hours of the writing day never alter or lessen or, really, change much.
  • Maybe you picture workhorses slogging through the snow, a sleigh laden with tree sap in tow.
  • Often it would be quicker to find out something by telephone than by slogging through a computer websites.
  • My sons are college freshman now and have been slogging their way through composition.
  • It's about people slogging on in their professions, as uncertain of what they're up to now as they are of the future.
  • Sam's insights came from slogging through piles of material no one else had looked at.
British Dictionary definitions for slogging

slog

/slɒɡ/
verb slogs, slogging, slogged
1.
to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
2.
(intransitive) to work hard; toil
3.
(intransitive; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
4.
(cricket) to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
noun
5.
a tiring hike or walk
6.
long exhausting work
7.
a heavy blow or swipe
Derived Forms
slogger, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for slogging

slog

v.

1824, "hit hard," probably a variant of slug (v.3) "to strike." Sense of "walk doggedly" first recorded 1872. Related: Slogged; slogger; slogging.

n.

1846, "a hard hit," from slog (v.). Sense of "spell of hard work" is from 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slogging

slog

verb
  1. To hit something hard, as a ball
  2. To labor; work hard at something: slogged through the piles of reports

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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