trudge

verb
\ ˈtrəj How to pronounce trudge (audio) \
trudged; trudging

Definition of trudge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to walk or march steadily and usually laboriously trudged through deep snow

transitive verb

: to trudge along or over

trudge

noun

Definition of trudge (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long tiring walk : tramp

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Other Words from trudge

Verb

trudger noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for trudge

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of trudge in a Sentence

Verb I was trudging through the snow. She trudged up the hill. Noun a trudge across the snow
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In August, when the humidity weighed heavy and the bugs seemed relentless, Hindman and her family would trudge outdoors to pick beach plums. Emily Lytle, baltimoresun.com, 13 Sep. 2021 But a blast from Ida could hinder the town's effort to trudge forward. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 Ahead of the Games, polls showed a majority of residents disapproved of the government's decision to trudge ahead with a major sporting event in the middle of a coronavirus state of emergency. Brett Mckeehan, CNN, 31 July 2021 Coaches trudge through the snow, giving out advice. oregonlive, 24 July 2021 Anglers typically trudge miles along streams and lake shores in search of the ideal spot to cast a line, while hikers will go out of their way to explore quirky, less visited sites. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 16 July 2021 Workers trudge through the warehouse collecting items for palletization, sometimes with assistance from wheeled robots. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 But even with the government’s urging, a growing COVID outbreak, and a slow vaccination campaign, Japan’s workers continue to trudge into the office. Michael Fitzpatrick, Fortune, 13 June 2021 The masked fighters in camouflage uniforms trudge across the dunes of Gaza, lugging two gray drones with wooden propellers and warheads. David S. Cloud Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Starting a third of the way to the crater, the steepness of the trail slowed everyone’s pace to a meditative trudge. Heidi Julavit, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 Here are a few items of interest to get you through that last trudge before the weekend. Nicholas Florko, STAT, 7 Aug. 2021 Singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt leads the long, winding trudge toward the chorus, where everything finally clicks into place. Justin Curto, Vulture, 8 Apr. 2021 But this is the reality for the Lakers now, as the trudge through the middle of a compressed NBA season that simultaneously moves too quickly while taking forever to get to the playoffs. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2021 Snowboarders do the same thing with split boards, which come apart to create mini-skis with skins for the uphill trudge. Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2020 While the flames were voracious up higher, the fire’s pathway down the hillside slowed to a trudge. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, 24 Aug. 2020 If a tide of sickness and death overwhelms the early openers, lockdowns may return, making Americans' trudge back toward normal economic life even slower and more painful. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 4 May 2020 And like Sabbath, these guys get that channeling a trudge through the tar pits can yield much heavier results than playing fast. Ed Masley, azcentral, 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of trudge

Verb

1547, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trudge

Verb

origin unknown

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15 Sep 2021

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“Trudge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trudge. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for trudge

trudge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of trudge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk slowly and heavily because you are tired or working very hard

trudge

noun

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

: a long, slow walk that makes you tired

trudge

verb
\ ˈtrəj How to pronounce trudge (audio) \
trudged; trudging

Kids Definition of trudge

: to walk or march steadily and usually with much effort She trudged through the snow.

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