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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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  • Imagine: herds of hadrosaurs trudging across the plain as snow falls, while a tyrannosaur stalks them from a distance.
  • The east is a good follower trudging the same western economic theories and philosophies.
  • While he is trudging through the jungles, he is at a relative disadvantage to the dog.
  • More hikers appear on the slopes of the dunes, trudging up in staggered lines.
  • They were trudging off on who knows what futile errand of party-building.
  • Hundreds of pickers were trudging across an undulating landscape of garbage.
  • Winds and tides together have produced the huge, sandy intertidal zone across which you are trudging.
  • Place yourself in the boots of the conquistadors, trudging through this seemingly impenetrable natural barrier.
  • Anglers can break a sweat trudging across the lake, especially if they're pulling a load behind them.
  • Not every traveler, after trudging through airports or enduring a conference, wants to decipher a menu of unfamiliar drinks.
British Dictionary definitions for trudging

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 trudging

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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