plod

verb \ ˈpläd \

Definition of plod

plodded; plodding
intransitive verb
1 :to work laboriously and monotonously :drudge
2 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

plodder

noun

ploddingly

play \ˈplä-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of plod in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of plod

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plod Synonyms

Synonyms
bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), labor, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, work
Antonyms
fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip
Related Words
apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wade
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

PLOD Defined for English Language Learners

plod

verb

Definition of plod for English Language Learners

  • : to walk slowly and usually heavily

  • : to progress or develop slowly


PLOD Defined for Kids

plod

verb \ ˈpläd \

Definition of plod for Students

plodded; plodding
:to move or travel slowly but steadily

plodder

noun


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