trudge

verb
\ ˈtrəj \
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

barge, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp

Antonyms: Verb

breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

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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

Judge won last year's Derby before trudging through a dismal second half, but the Yankees outfielder didn't connect his struggles to his participation. Jorge Castillo, chicagotribune.com, "His All-Star spot no longer in doubt, Bryce Harper will swing away in Home Run Derby," 3 July 2018 These moves are not easy to coordinate: Relocating brings painful memories for refugees, including Ayesha, who trudged through forests and rivers to escape to Bangladesh. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "‘Everything was destroyed’: Monsoon begins to take deadly toll on Rohingya camps in Bangladesh," 24 June 2018 That, however, brought up Torres, who would soon begin his trot around the bases, after which Colon trudged slowly off the mound. New York Times, "Yankees Keep the Home Runs Flying in Win Over Rangers," 21 May 2018 Luis Garcia and Tommy Hunter combined to allow two runs in the eighth inning, closer Hector Neris gave up two in the ninth and the Phils trudged off the field with a 5-4 loss before an announced crowd of 30,611 at Nationals Park. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Phillies' bullpen implodes, Nationals win in 5-4 walk-off," 6 May 2018 The culinary director of Goldenvoice, the company that makes the 'chella happen, got into the business of reinventing festival food nine years ago after trudging through years of festivals as a vegan. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Music Festivals Have Now Hopped on the Wellness Bandwagon," 25 Apr. 2018 Instead, Drew Brees and the Saints were the ones trudging off the field in defeat. Dave Campbell, Houston Chronicle, "Case Keenum lifts Vikings to miraculous playoff win over Saints," 14 Jan. 2018 Between the shootings, the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history, and the mail bomb scare targeting Democrats and a media organization, the caravan of migrants slowly trudging north had faded from front pages and cable TV. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Trump stokes pre-election fear of immigrants to drive voters," 30 Oct. 2018 This involves trudging out to the pitcher, at the slowest pace in human history, to physically take the ball away from him and hand it to the next guy. WSJ, "Our Insane Ideas to Save Baseball," 25 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Ordinary sounds are jacked up to a paranoid pitch; when Joe takes a jelly bean and squeezes it, there is a granular crunch, and his trudge along a dusty track is as resonant as the march of a platoon. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, "“You Were Never Really Here” and “A Quiet Place”," 30 Mar. 2018 In both cases, old debt was as important as new competition, with the trudge toward failure traceable to the prerecession years of the mid-2000s, when debt was all the rage among homeowners, banks, and private equity dealmakers. Evan Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "How long did it take to forget the financial crisis’s lessons? About 10 years," 15 Mar. 2018 After all, the temperature hung in the 20s all day and the grey skies overhead turned Saturday into another dreary trudge through the thick of winter. cleveland.com, "Slovenian festival warms Cleveland with fuzzy monsters, ethnic pride (photos)," 11 Feb. 2018 Thousands of demonstrators, harassed by snow flurries and sleet, trudge along a downtown boulevard fringed by gaudy shops and shout epithets into the night. Glen Johnson, latimes.com, "Romanians protest 'thieves in the night' — but government won't rein in corruption," 26 Dec. 2017

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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

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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 \
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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