slog

verb
\ ˈsläg How to pronounce slog (audio) \
slogged; slogging

Definition of slog

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to hit hard : beat
2 : to plod (one's way) perseveringly especially against difficulty

intransitive verb

1 : to plod heavily : tramp slogged through the snow
2 : to work hard and steadily : plug

slog

noun

Definition of slog (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : hard persistent work the endless enervating slog of war— Michael Gorra
b : a prolonged arduous task or effort reform will be a hard political slog— M. S. Forbes
2 : a hard dogged march or journey

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Other Words from slog

Verb

slogger noun

Examples of slog in a Sentence

Verb He slogged away at the paperwork all day. She slogged through her work. She slogged her way through her work. We've been slogging along for hours. He slogged through the deep snow. They slogged their way through the snow. Noun It will be a long, hard slog before everything is back to normal. It was a long slog up the mountain.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Meanwhile, the military-commission proceedings slog on. Amy Davidson Sorki, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2021 It’s a stomach-turning way to slog through September. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2021 The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Musgrove (8-8), who needed 39 pitches to slog through nine batters. David Brandt, ajc, 15 Aug. 2021 The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Musgrove (8-8), who needed 39 pitches to slog through nine batters. David Brandt, ajc, 15 Aug. 2021 The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Musgrove (8-8), who needed 39 pitches to slog through nine batters. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2021 The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Musgrove (8-8), who needed 39 pitches to slog through nine batters. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Aug. 2021 The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Musgrove (8-8), who needed 39 pitches to slog through nine batters. CBS News, 14 Aug. 2021 Search-and-rescue operations are underway, as workers and sniffer dogs slog through thick piles of mud and debris. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 6 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Riding a bike to the top of Independence Pass is a slog. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2021 Worsham, 35, admits that his Nashville journey, with all its ups, downs, and oh-so-close moments, has been a slog. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2021 But getting new laws through Congress is a heavy slog. Marcy Gordon, ajc, 7 Oct. 2021 Sailing into the Delta is a downwind dream; sailing out is an upwind slog. New York Times, 3 Oct. 2021 As Big Ten play becomes a slog, Robbins can exert a significant influence on games. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 26 Sep. 2021 The beer game can prove a crazy-making slog for anyone trying to make money on it. Tara Nurin, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 And yet, the White House and Democratic leaders are settling in for a longer slog here. Phil Mattingly, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 By contrast, the 2021 Oscars telecast proved there are still plenty of ways to make an awards show, even in these unpredictable times, a tedious slog. oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of slog

Verb

1824, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for slog

Verb

origin unknown

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Last Updated

8 Oct 2021

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“Slog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slog. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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slog

verb

English Language Learners Definition of slog

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to keep doing something even though it is difficult or boring : to work at something in a steady, determined way : plod
: to walk slowly usually with heavy steps : plod

slog

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slog (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long period of hard work or effort
: a long, difficult walk

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