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drudge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drudge

  1. 1 a person who does very hard or dull work worked like a drudge at a low-paying job that had few benefits Synonyms of drudge dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, slave, drudger, fag, foot soldier, grub, grubber, grunt, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, workerWords Related to drudge workhorse; coolie, serfNear Antonyms of drudge goldbrick, shirker; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard

  2. 2 very hard or unpleasant work it took hours of pure drudge to sort through the junk in the basement Synonyms of drudge donkeywork, toil, drudgery, fatigue, grind, labor, moil, slavery, sweat, travailWords Related to drudge spadework; effort, exertion, pains, struggle, trouble; chore, duty, job, obligation, responsibility; routine, tedium, treadmillNear Antonyms of drudge decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose, rest; amusement, dalliance, diversion, entertainment, recreation, sport; dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, loungingAntonyms of drudge fun, play


drudge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drudge

  1. to devote serious and sustained effort factory workers who must drudge all day at repetitive tasks Synonyms of drudge bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), labor, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workWords Related to drudge apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms of drudge break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle



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