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 Children bemoan the end of their leisurely holidays and trudge back to the classroom. The Economist, "Techtonic shifts Beware the power of retail investors," 12 Sep. 2020 It’s not so much about being a threat to score on each shift in the Flames end, but rather forcing Calgary’s high-powered forwards to trudge through the defensive zone before having the privilege of playing offense. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "How the Stars’ checking line has neutralized Calgary’s biggest offensive threats," 19 Aug. 2020 Do the Giants really want to trudge into the future as a powerless team with no chance to sign big-name free agents? Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "These two Giants ballpark traditions could desperately use an overhaul," 7 Aug. 2020 Before they can be bought and sold, companies have to trudge through the first three of the four phases of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process. Laura Stark, The New Republic, "The Hidden Racism of Vaccine Testing," 29 June 2020 Especially rugged adventures can trudge 250 unpaved miles north of Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway to the weary way-station of Coldfoot. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, "How to See Whales, Bears, Eagles and More Incredible Wildlife in Alaska," 14 June 2020 Before the coronavirus, our mailman rarely had to climb out of his truck and trudge to our front door to drop off a package. Peter Funt, WSJ, "Amazon Is a Comin’ Down the Street," 9 June 2020 Yet, a third of India’s four million IT employees are still trudging regularly to the office even if mostly to make life easier for clients abroad. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Thousands of techies in locked-down India are braving coronavirus daily to keep the world running," 7 Apr. 2020 Some scuffled with National Guard troops on the riverbank while others slipped through the lines and trudged off on a rural highway, with most taken into custody later in the day. Washington Post, "100s in river ‘no-man’s land’ after Mexico troops block way," 21 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While the flames were voracious up higher, the fire’s pathway down the hillside slowed to a trudge. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Residents defended homes from the CZU fires in the Santa Cruz mountains. They defied evacuation orders to do it," 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, "The reopening gamble: Set your timer for three weeks," 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, "Here's your guide to the best local concerts in Phoenix this March," 5 Mar. 2020 Mudlarking’s popularity has grown steadily in recent years, driven in part by social media communities where enthusiasts share their finds, and tour groups that offer a trudge through the shards of history’s castoffs. Megan Specia, New York Times, "Mudlarks Scour the Thames to Uncover 2,000 Years of Secrets," 12 Feb. 2020 The final trudge to the crest pays off with sweeping 360-degree vistas that incorporate urban centers, farmlands and sprawling bedroom communities. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Get big views of downtown Phoenix on this less-used South Mountain hiking trail," 13 Nov. 2019 Opener Taylor Cole faced the minimum number of batters through two innings, positioning Barria to begin his trudge through the Mariners lineup with the No. 7-9 hitters. Maria Torres, Los Angeles Times, "Mariners’ Mike Leake flirts with a perfect game in rout over the Angels," 19 July 2019 Three times a week, hundreds of thousands of Americans with end-stage kidney disease trudge to dialysis centers to get the treatment that keeps them alive. Bloomberg News, oregonlive.com, "Less dialysis, more kidney transplants: Trump overhauls chronic care system," 10 July 2019 The uphill trudge begins where the trail crosses unsigned Forest Road 717 and moves onto the first of several edge-hugging switchbacks. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "You'll probably have the summit to yourself on this shady summer hike," 7 June 2019

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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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The first known use of trudge was in 1547

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14 Sep 2020

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“Trudge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trudge. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for trudge

trudge

verb
How to pronounce trudge (audio)

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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