plod

verb
\ ˈpläd How to pronounce plod (audio) \
plodded; plodding

Definition of plod

intransitive verb

1 : to work laboriously and monotonously : drudge
2a : 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

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Other Words from plod

plod noun
plodder noun
ploddingly \ ˈplä-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce ploddingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of plod in a Sentence

We plodded through mud that came up past our ankles. I could hear my roommate plodding up the steps to our apartment. We plodded our way across the muddy field. He plodded through his work. The day was plodding along.
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Recent Examples on the Web Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG could still try to plod on independently. Washington Post, "Why Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank Are Limping to Altar," 18 Sep. 2019 Trains and workers plodded through the rail yard, all trapped in a deep malaise. Max De Haldevang, Quartz, "Thomas the Tank Engine was allegedly the engine for an accounting cover-up," 7 Nov. 2019 The Brexit talks plodded ahead Wednesday, further delaying preparations for the EU summit. Washington Post, "Brexit talks inch closer to deal before summit," 16 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, the Nuggets plodded along with their best perimeter defender in and out of the lineup. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "How Gary Harris’ two-way toughness fits into Nuggets’ title-contending puzzle," 12 Oct. 2019 His father, recovering from cataract surgery, plodded around in the dark, searching for overdue bills in the drift of papers on the small dining table. Azam Ahmed, New York Times, "One Handgun, 9 Murders: How American Firearms Cause Carnage Abroad," 25 Aug. 2019 The case, filed earlier this year, has been plodding along in U.S. District Court in Seattle, whose metro area is home to Amazon and Costco. Los Angeles Times, "The Kona coffee you buy from Costco and Walmart? It might be fake," 15 Sep. 2019 In Mexico, the region’s second-biggest country, the economy has plodded along with low productivity growth and little social mobility. The Economist, "Nearly a third of Latin Americans want to emigrate," 7 Sep. 2019 On Sunday, the Dodgers composed their own big inning -- a six-run sixth -- to overtake another Rockies outburst -- a four-run fifth -- and seal a series split with the second-place club in a game that plodded across four hours. Jorge Castillo, latimes.com, "Dodgers capitalize on big sixth inning to split series with Rockies," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of plod

1562, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for plod

origin unknown

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Last Updated

26 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Plod.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plodding. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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More Definitions for plod

plod

verb
How to pronounce plod (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of plod

: to walk slowly and usually heavily
: to progress or develop slowly

plod

verb
\ ˈpläd How to pronounce plod (audio) \
plodded; plodding

Kids Definition of plod

: to move or travel slowly but steadily

Other Words from plod

plodder noun

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