plod


plod

verb

Definition of PLOD

1
to devote serious and sustained effort <plodded night and day to get the assignment done>
Near Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
2
to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <oxen plodding through deep mud>
Near Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom
3
to move slowly <plodded reluctantly off to work>
Synonyms creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snail
Related Words lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudge
Near Antonyms float, glide, sail; hurry, tear
Antonyms fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip
4
to move heavily or clumsily <wayfarers plodding across the sandy wastes>
Related Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)
Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waft

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