trudge

1 of 2

verb

trudged; trudging

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: to trudge along or over
trudger noun

trudge

2 of 2

noun

: a long tiring walk : tramp

Example Sentences

Verb I was trudging through the snow. She trudged up the hill. Noun a trudge across the snow
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
As his exhausted teammates trudge toward the locker room, Aaronson places a ball 25 yards from goal, takes a breath and pings a fearsome shot into the far top corner. Charlie Campbell, Time, 18 Nov. 2022 That's important as the Colts trudge through this season. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Nov. 2022 The Indiana Hoosiers trudge toward the end of the season with a visit to No. 2 Ohio State. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Nov. 2022 The latest setback between the hedges exhibited many of the familiar woes that have plagued the team since the end of last October — including an inability to finish drives and an offense that continues to trudge through the second half of games. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 8 Oct. 2022 Yes, fads will come and go, preferences will stand tall and debates will trudge on. Brooklyn White, Essence, 29 Sep. 2022 People trudge through the mud as the tides recede in Tampa Bay on Sept. 28. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2022 The custodians trudge out to soak up the water with buckets and mops. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Sep. 2022 Surveyors began to trudge through, sinking to their chests in the soft soils, assessing the prospects of this land that was barely land. Boyce Upholt, Wired, 23 July 2022
Noun
The boot’s waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex membrane kept our testers’ feet warm and dry during a five-degree winter trudge along Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail. Stephanie Pearson, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 The original women begin the slow trudge back to their room. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 18 Oct. 2022 But the trudge was a tour de force, as Coolio switches between high-handed taunts and head-clutching regret with a monologist’s deftness. Brad Shoup, Billboard, 4 Oct. 2022 Four failed rainy seasons have plunged the region into its worst drought in more than four decades, prompting roughly a million people in Somalia to leave their homes and trudge through the arid countryside in search for food and aid. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2022 Pulled by manager Aaron Boone with the Yankees ahead 13-2 in the seventh inning, Weissert made the exceedingly long trudge from the mound to the dugout at the Coliseum. Janie Mccauley, ajc, 26 Aug. 2022 The postpandemic recovery has been an uphill trudge for art house theaters and smaller chains. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 Police had sealed off the pedestrian pass with barricades; people could move through only a narrow corridor, in a slow, steady trudge. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2022 One year in and Biden has had to deal with almost unprecedented catastrophe: a global pandemic, a country divided over vaccine and mask mandates, economic decline and the slow trudge back to fiscal and functioning normalcy. Kate Bennett, CNN, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

origin unknown

First Known Use

Verb

1547, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trudge was in 1547

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Cite this Entry

“Trudge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trudge. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

trudge 1 of 2

verb

trudged; trudging
: to walk or march steadily and usually with much effort
trudged through deep snow
trudger noun

trudge

2 of 2

noun

: a long tiring walk : tramp

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