Trudge
Trudge Trudge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trudging}.] [Perhaps of Scand. origin, and originally meaning, to walk on snowshoes; cf. dial. Sw. truga, trudja, a snowshoe, Norw. truga, Icel. [thorn]r[=u]ga.] To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily. [1913 Webster]

And trudged to Rome upon my naked feet. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(on foot), , / (heavily), , ,


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  • trudge — [trʌdʒ] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps copying the action] to walk with slow heavy steps, especially because you are tired or it is difficult to walk ▪ We trudged home through the snow. >trudge n [singular] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trudge — index perambulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trudge — (v.) to walk laboriously, 1540s, of unknown origin. Related: Trudged; trudging. The noun meaning an act of trudging is attested from 1835 …   Etymology dictionary

  • trudge — [v] walk heavily clump, drag oneself*, footslog, hike, lumber, march, plod, plug along*, schlepp*, slog, step, stumble, stump, traipse, tramp, tread, trek, wade; concept 151 Ant. tiptoe …   New thesaurus

  • trudge — ► VERB ▪ walk slowly and with heavy steps. ► NOUN ▪ a difficult or laborious walk. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • trudge — [truj] vi. trudged, trudging [< ?] to walk, esp. wearily or laboriously n. a walk or tramp, esp. a wearying, tedious one trudger n …   English World dictionary

  • trudge — I UK [trʌdʒ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms trudge : present tense I/you/we/they trudge he/she/it trudges present participle trudging past tense trudged past participle trudged to walk somewhere with slow heavy steps trudge… …   English dictionary

  • trudge — [[t]trʌ̱ʤ[/t]] trudges, trudging, trudged VERB If you trudge somewhere, you walk there slowly and with heavy steps, especially because you are tired or unhappy. [V prep/adv] We had to trudge up the track back to the station. N SING Trudge is also …   English dictionary

  • trudge — trudge1 [ trʌdʒ ] verb intransitive or transitive trudge through/back/up etc. to walk somewhere with slow heavy steps: He trudged through deep snow to the village. trudge trudge 2 [ trʌdʒ ] noun count a tiring walk, especially in difficult… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trudge — v. (P; intr.) to trudge through the mud * * * [trʌdʒ] (P; intr.) to trudge through the mud …   Combinatory dictionary

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