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slog

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verb \ˈsläg\

Definition of slog

slogged

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slogging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hit hard :  beat

  3. 2 :  to plod (one's way) perseveringly especially against difficulty

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to plod heavily :  tramp slogged through the snow

  6. 2 :  to work hard and steadily :  plug

slogger

noun

Examples of slog in a Sentence

  1. He slogged away at the paperwork all day.

  2. She slogged through her work.

  3. She slogged her way through her work.

  4. We've been slogging along for hours.

  5. He slogged through the deep snow.

  6. They slogged their way through the snow.

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Origin and Etymology of slog

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slog

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Definition of slog

  1. 1a :  hard persistent work the endless enervating slog of war — Michael Gorrab :  a prolonged arduous task or effort reform will be a hard political slog — M. S. Forbes

  2. 2 :  a hard dogged march or journey

Examples of slog in a Sentence

  1. It will be a long, hard slog before everything is back to normal.

  2. It was a long slog up the mountain.

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First Known Use of slog

1888




SLOG Defined for English Language Learners

slog

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verb

Definition of slog for English Language Learners

  • : to keep doing something even though it is difficult or boring : to work at something in a steady, determined way

  • : to walk slowly usually with heavy steps

slog

noun

Definition of slog for English Language Learners

  • : a long period of hard work or effort

  • : a long, difficult walk



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