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

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

While Joe trudges through his day, Amelia is sparkle and light, quoting characters from Friends and jetting off to visit bears in the Lake Tahoe basin or to hike peaks around the world. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, "'Find Me' Is the Indie Adventure Film We All Need," 4 June 2019 What later became apparent is that as Rooney trudged off, Ronaldo looked over to the sideline and directed a clear wink towards the Portuguese bench. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 3 Weeks to Go - Rooney, Ronaldo and the English Need for a Scapegoat in 2006," 1 June 2018 A year later, the couple is bundling up and trudging through their first full Ohio winter, among the 300 Puerto Rican workers Integrated Staffing Solutions has recruited to the Midwest in the past year and a half. Erin Ailworth And, WSJ, "In Need of Workers, the Midwest Recruits From Puerto Rico," 14 Feb. 2019 Wrapped in blankets and multiple layers of clothes, a long line of Venezuelans who trudged across Venezuela before crossing the International Bridge separating Colombia and Ecuador on Monday on mountains that reach nearly 10,000 feet. Juan Forero, WSJ, "Venezuelans Fleeing Home Hit Roadblocks Abroad," 20 Aug. 2018 Lucy seems to trudge through life accidentally on purpose. Cathleen Schine, New York Times, "The Merman of Her Dreams," 12 June 2018 Waskow trudged wearily back to his home in Adams Morgan for the Passover Seder. Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, "The Freedom Seder: The anti-racism dinner party that changed American Judaism," 29 Mar. 2018 The game plan Cincinnati trudged through a 2-0 win over Ottawa Fury FC last Saturday at Nippert. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "Scouting report: Nashville City vs. FC Cincinnati at Nissan Stadium," 6 July 2018 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

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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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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