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 Despite being a frequent target of criticism, Thunberg has trudged forward making impact for environmental justice. Safia Samee Ali, NBC News, "Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year," 11 Dec. 2019 Volunteers trudged in small groups through the muddy brush, toward the creek, to search for the missing girl, who was last seen wearing jeans and a purple jacket. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "Search for missing 6-year-old swept away at Tonto Creek yields a single shoe," 1 Dec. 2019 That would be a welcome sight for Auburn after the offense trudged through the mud last week at LSU, mustering just 287 yards — with 111 of them coming on a pair of D.J. Williams runs on either side of halftime. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Auburn hopes returning home can kickstart offense," 1 Nov. 2019 The group trudged about 24 miles ( 40 kilometers) northwest along a highway under the supervision of human rights officials before federal police and national guardsmen blocked their path. Isabel Mateos, Washington Post, "Caravan of 2,000 migrants detained in southern Mexico," 13 Oct. 2019 Just before dusk, after having trudged more than 20 miles north, they were surrounded by hundreds of National Guard agents and police who persuaded the exhausted migrants to board vans back to Tapachula. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico," 13 Oct. 2019 Just before dusk, after having trudged more than 20 miles north, they were surrounded by hundreds of National Guard agents and police who persuaded the exhausted migrants to board vans back to Tapachula. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Around the World," 13 Oct. 2019 After two straight walks, with two outs, Sanchez trudged out to the mound to settle the veteran lefty. Kristie Ackert, courant.com, "Gary Sanchez is playing old school defense, but is the new school letting him down?," 17 June 2019 Just one look at the attendees is proof enough of the Metrograph’s appeal; with a bevy of press-averse directors, actors, musicians, and artists in attendance—all happily trudged through the evening's pouring rain weather to get there. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "The Coolest New Yorkers Came Out to Celebrate the Metrograph Theater's Third Birthday," 25 Mar. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 The disappointing duo trudge into one of the coldest bowl games each season with more bad news: uncertainty at QB. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Miami, Wisconsin set to battle cold in frigid Pinstripe Bowl," 26 Dec. 2018 And later on, what should have been a 10-minute walk through the village of Ouchi-juku—a row of thatched huts and igloos—turned into a 30-minute trudge. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Slow Skiing in Japan's Deep North," 11 Oct. 2018 Behind him there are hordes of models with that disturbing heavy-heeled trudge. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Casting Director’s Zombie Walk Just Won New York Fashion Week," 14 Sep. 2018 Partly to blame is the movie March of The Penguins, which proposed that the penguins’ annual trudge across the ice flows is somehow an epic love story. National Geographic, "What You Think You Know About Animals? Probably Not True," 26 May 2018

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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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Last Updated

12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Trudge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trudge. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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