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trudge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of trudge

  1. 1 to move heavily or clumsily <flooded residents who were forced to trudge through waist-deep water> Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, lumberRelated 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, waftAntonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <no expert on taxes, I spent the whole weekend trudging through Form 1040> Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, struggle, stumble, flounderRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom





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