slog

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verb

slogged; slogging

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
slogger noun

slog

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noun

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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Because any one senator can prevent leadership from speeding up the process of considering legislation, the Senate slogged through much of the time necessary to pass the bill in the upper chamber and finally passed it early Saturday morning. USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2024 But with the skies over the West Bank and Israel ablaze with Iranian rockets and drones, a war slogging on in Ukraine, and tensions between Taiwan and mainland China renewed, Biden has a chance to position himself as a wartime President even without U.S. troops officially engaged. Philip Elliott, TIME, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for slog 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

origin unknown

First Known Use

Verb

1824, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of slog was in 1824

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Cite this Entry

“Slog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slog. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

slog

verb
ˈsläg
slogged; slogging
1
: to hit hard : beat
2
: to work in a steady determined manner
slogger noun

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