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 The fire department said that medics and firefighters had to trudge through a swarm of bees to enter the home, and that a firefighter removed their protective gear to give it to Zoni as she was removed from the scene. PEOPLE.com, "‘Aggressive’ Swarm of Bees Kills Man at His Texas Home: ‘I’m Devastated,’ Says Wife," 28 Apr. 2021 Between those two poles, my brain is stuck in neutral, unable to wait for the future or trudge through what’s left of the present. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "America Has Pandemic Senioritis," 15 Apr. 2021 Does Golden State trudge ahead or cut its losses and rebuild? Larry Starks, USA TODAY, "NBA roundtable: Are the Knicks and their 'Big 15' preparing to join the Eastern Conference elite?," 7 Apr. 2021 There is also sledding, and each morning legions of young Kashmiri men trudge up the slopes tugging their long wooden sleds. New York Times, "Skiing in Himalayas Is ‘Like a Beautiful Dream,’ Despite Conflict and Coronavirus," 27 Mar. 2021 Travelers trudge along meandering foothills near the sea, strolling beneath the Slieve Bearnagh peak before heading into Tollymore Forest Park and the seaside oasis of Newcastle. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, "This 82-mile Trek Through Stunning Parks and Coastlines Is Northern Ireland's Best-kept Secret," 15 Mar. 2021 When commuters need to trudge through snowy or icy paths, regular footwear just isn't safe or warm enough. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "Essential cold weather commuting gear," 12 Mar. 2021 Starting a mile or so behind the trenches, or butts, where the Queen Mother and her guests sat waiting with their guns, the beaters would trudge through the moorland heather, driving the birds forward into shooting range. New York Times, "Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us," 23 Feb. 2021 Meanwhile, the government’s talks with the Taliban about a peace deal continue to trudge on, seemingly advancing, albeit slowly, in spite of the secretary of state’s occasional participation. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "Mike Pompeo Is a Global Arsonist. Can Biden Put Out His Fires?," 24 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt leads the long, winding trudge toward the chorus, where everything finally clicks into place. Justin Curto, Vulture, "The Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)," 8 Apr. 2021 But this is the reality for the Lakers now, as the trudge through the middle of a compressed NBA season that simultaneously moves too quickly while taking forever to get to the playoffs. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: UCLA gets a three seed in NCAA women’s tournament," 16 Mar. 2021 Snowboarders do the same thing with split boards, which come apart to create mini-skis with skins for the uphill trudge. Los Angeles Times, "The Wild: Will uphill skiing finally take off?," 17 Dec. 2020 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

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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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6 May 2021

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“Trudge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trudge. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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 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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