AskDefine | Define trudge

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trudge n : a long difficult walk v : walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog, footslog, plod, pad, tramp]

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


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

Derived terms


to walk wearily with heavy, slow steps


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

airing, amble, andante, barge, bowl along, bundle, chug on, claudication, clump, constitutional, crawl, creep, dead march, dogtrot, drag, flounce, foot, footpace, footslog, forced march, funeral march, halt, hike, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, jaunt, jog, jog on, jog trot, jolt, jump, leisurely gait, limp, lumber, lumbering pace, lunge, lurch, march, mince, mincing steps, mush, pace, paddle, parade, peg, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, piaffe, piaffer, plod, plod along, plug, plug along, prance, promenade, rack, ramble, roll, rub on, sashay, saunter, schlep, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slow march, slow motion, stagger, stalk, stamp, stomp, straddle, straggle, stretch, stride, stroll, strut, stump, swagger, swing, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, tramp, trip, turn, waddle, walk, walking tour, wamble, wiggle, wobble
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