trudge

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Etymology[edit]

Mid-16th century. Original meaning was somewhat idiomatic, meaning "to walk using snowshoes." Probably of Scandinavian origin, compare Icelandic þrūga ("snowshoe"), Norwegian truga ("snowshoe") and dialectal Swedish trudja ("snowshoe.").

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Noun[edit]

trudge (plural trudges)

  1. A tramp, i.e. a long and tiring walk.

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Verb[edit]

trudge (third-person singular simple present trudges, present participle trudging, simple past and past participle trudged)

  1. (intransitive) To walk wearily with heavy, slow steps.
  2. (transitive) To trudge along or over a route etc.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967