Drudged
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 fatigue. [1913 Webster]

He gradually rose in the estimation of the booksellers for whom he drudged. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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