verb \ˈpläd\

: to walk slowly and usually heavily

: to progress or develop slowly


Full Definition of PLOD

intransitive verb
:  to work laboriously and monotonously :  drudge
a :  to walk heavily or slowly :  trudge
b :  to proceed slowly or tediously <the movie's plot just plods along>
transitive verb
:  to tread slowly or heavily along or over
plod noun
plod·der noun
plod·ding·ly \ˈplä-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of PLOD

  1. We plodded through mud that came up past our ankles.
  2. I could hear my roommate plodding up the steps to our apartment.
  3. We plodded our way across the muddy field.
  4. He plodded through his work.
  5. The day was plodding along.

Origin of PLOD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1562

Rhymes with PLOD

PLODDED Defined for Kids


verb \ˈpläd\

Definition of PLOD for Kids

:  to move or travel slowly but steadily
plod·der noun


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