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

War refugees escaping violence, by contrast, must trudge their wretched roads in rubber flip-flops, dress loafers, dusty sandals, high-heeled pumps, booties improvised from rags, etc. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "A storyteller chronicles the mass migrations that define our age," 17 July 2019 It is expected to begin trudging toward mainland US later in the day, the National Hurricane Center said. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "Hurricane Dorian has left catastrophic damage behind. It will begin heading for the US tonight," 2 Sep. 2019 The tropical system that developed Wednesday east of Florida continues to trudge toward the Sunshine State with a 20 percent of tropical development in the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Tropical system persists near Florida as chance of develop remains at 20%," 22 Aug. 2019 In her crisp poplin Ermanno Scervino shirt, clutching a Vuitton Neverfull tote, the CMO of Silversea Cruises does not seem the type to be trudging merrily through the Balinese jungle. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "With S.A.L.T., Silversea Is Completely Rewriting How Cruises Do Food," 18 July 2019 Traffic to the airport was also at a standstill, with reports of desperate travelers abandoning their vehicles on the highway and trudging many kilometers to the airport, wheeling their suitcases behind them. Time Staff, Time, "Students Boycott Classes on the First Day of the School Year in Hong Kong's Latest Democracy Protest," 2 Sep. 2019 This besieged and discouraged crew of ordinary men and women trudged into that valley at Christmastime, in 1777. Richard Brady, National Review, "Valley of the Shadow," 31 Aug. 2019 So Tom had come anyway, more than 5,000 miles from his home in Oracle and 75 years behind his dad, driving back roads and trudging along railroad tracks, in search of something. Karina Bland, azcentral, "His father wouldn't talk about D-Day. The son had to know the story," 16 June 2019 Greg Randolph trudged 14 miles over four days after stranding his Jeep in a desolate canyon in southern Oregon. oregonlive.com, "Stranded southern Oregon man, 72, walked 14 miles over 4 days before mountain biker from Portland found him," 25 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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

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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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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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