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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Verb

trudger noun

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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 movie’s protagonist, Arthur Fleck, would trudge up them on his way home from work. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "‘Joker’ Stairs Become a Bronx Tourist Draw. Hope You’re in Shape.," 31 Oct. 2019 But after watching Curry trudge to the locker room with the home team down 83-54 early in the third quarter, Golden State ratcheted up the intensity, using a 45-27 run to cut its deficit to 11 points with 4:03 left. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Stephen Curry breaks hand as Warriors fall to Suns," 31 Oct. 2019 Skyler said the volunteers trudged to the park to see the space. oregonlive, "Portland volunteers fear new parks permit could stop them from feeding homeless people," 30 Oct. 2019 And then, as the fourth quarter trudged on, the Heat slowed down and the Philadelphia 76ers found ways to keep moving. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "After the Heat 'paid the price' in Game 3, can it respond and tie the series again? | Miami Herald," 20 Apr. 2018 In fact, throughout my life there has always been forward motion — albeit sometimes trudging — on LGBTQ rights. Sarah Kate Ellis, Time, "President Trump Is Trying to Erase the LGBTQ Community," 16 Jan. 2018 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 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

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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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