Plodded
Plod Plod, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Plodded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plodding}.] [Gf. Gael. plod a clod, a pool; also, to strike or pelt with a clod or clods.] 1. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently. ``Plodding schoolmen.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • plodded — plÉ‘d /plÉ’d n. slow walk, labored walk v. walk laboriously, walk heavily, trudge; work hard, persist in a task …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plodded his way — walked along slowly, moved slowly, made slow progress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plod — [plɔd US pla:d] v past tense and past participle plodded present participle plodding [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound or the action] [I always + adverb/preposition] to walk along slowly, especially when this is difficult plod… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plod — UK [plɒd] / US [plɑd] verb [intransitive] Word forms plod : present tense I/you/we/they plod he/she/it plods present participle plodding past tense plodded past participle plodded to walk with slow heavy steps plod along/through/down: We plodded… …   English dictionary

  • plod — plodder, n. ploddingly, adv. ploddingness, n. /plod/, v., plodded, plodding, n. v.i. 1. to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge: to plod under the weight of a burden. 2. to proceed in a tediously slow manner: The play just plodded along in… …   Universalium

  • plod — [[t]plɒ̱d[/t]] plods, plodding, plodded 1) VERB If someone plods, they walk slowly and heavily. [V adv/prep] Crowds of French and British families plodded around in yellow plastic macs. 2) VERB If you say that someone plods on or plods along with …   English dictionary

  • plod — verb plodded, plodding 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep) to walk along slowly, especially with difficulty and great effort; trudge 1 (+ through/along etc): The children were plodding through the snow. | The mule plodded up the hill. 2 plod… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plod along — phrasal verb plod along or plod on [intransitive] Word forms plod along : present tense I/you/we/they plod along he/she/it plods along present participle plodding along past tense plodded along past participle plodded along to progress at a very… …   English dictionary

  • plod on — phrasal verb plod along or plod on [intransitive] Word forms plod along : present tense I/you/we/they plod along he/she/it plods along present participle plodding along past tense plodded along past participle plodded along to progress at a very… …   English dictionary

  • plod along — ˌplod a ˈlong ˌplod ˈon [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they plod along he/she/it plods along present participle plod …   Useful english dictionary

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