Drudge
Drudge Drudge, v. t. To consume laboriously; -- with away. [1913 Webster]

Rise to our toils and drudge away the day. --Otway. [1913 Webster]


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  • Drudge — Drudge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drudging}.] [OE. druggen; prob not akin to E. drag, v. t., but fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. drugaire a slave or drudge.] To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drudge — Drudge, n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drudge — [drʌdʒ] n someone who does hard boring work >drudge v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drudge — [n] slave, very hard worker factotum, grind*, laborer, menial, nose to grindstone*, peon*, plodder*, servant, toiler, workaholic, worker, workhorse; concept 348 Ant. idler, laze drudge [v] work very hard back to the salt mines*, dig, grind*,… …   New thesaurus

  • drudge — index labor, palliative (abating), strive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drudge — [ drʌdʒ ] noun count someone who has to do a lot of boring and unpleasant work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drudge — (n.) late 15c., one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work, missing in O.E. and M.E. (but Cf. M.E. druggen do menial or monotonous work; druggunge, mid 13c., in Barnhart), but apparently related to O.E. dreogan to work, suffer, endure… …   Etymology dictionary

  • drudge — ► NOUN ▪ a person made to do hard, menial, or dull work. ORIGIN of unknown origin; perhaps related to DRAG(Cf. ↑drag) …   English terms dictionary

  • drudge — [druj] n. [ME druggen, prob. < OE dreogan: see DREE] a person who does hard, menial, or tedious work vi. drudged, drudging to do such work …   English World dictionary

  • Drudge — A drudge is a person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work; it can also refer to the work itself, known as drudgery. Drudge can also refer to: Matt Drudge, an American Internet journalist. Drudge Report, Matt Drudge s website. Drudge (TV… …   Wikipedia

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