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slog

[slog] /slɒg/
verb (used with object), slogged, slogging.
1.
to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
2.
to drive with blows.
verb (used without object), slogged, slogging.
3.
to deal heavy blows.
4.
to walk or plod heavily.
5.
to toil.
noun
6.
a long, tiring walk or march.
7.
long, laborious work.
8.
a heavy blow.
Origin of slog
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; variant of slug2
Related forms
slogger, noun
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Examples from the Web for slogging
Historical Examples
  • He had been slogging into it like a Trojan and had done quite a lot.

  • Let the infantry do the slogging through the mud; the brass-hats got the medals.

    Omnilingual H. Beam Piper
  • Her heart seemed by its slogging beat to be urging some argument upon her.

    The Judge

    Rebecca West
  • He'd have to do it every day after, that was certain, and Sturton might invite Harvey to give him a slogging.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • She receives smashing blows, but she advances; it is a slogging fight, and not a scientific campaign.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • His glance travelled to Potch, who was slogging at the cement stone again.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • I'm surprised that you've been slogging away in London all through the stifling summer.

    The Call of the Town John Alexander Hammerton
  • Once this slogging labor was under way Jason turned his attention to the crude mechanism that they were powering.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Outward-bound vessels crossed her track, lying over, and with their masts stripped for a slogging fight with the hard sou'wester.

  • They and their men were surprised but not disconcerted, and stood desperately to a slogging match at the closest quarters.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for slogging

slog

/slɒɡ/
verb slogs, slogging, slogged
1.
to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
2.
(intransitive) to work hard; toil
3.
(intransitive; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
4.
(cricket) to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
noun
5.
a tiring hike or walk
6.
long exhausting work
7.
a heavy blow or swipe
Derived Forms
slogger, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for slogging

slog

v.

1824, "hit hard," probably a variant of slug (v.3) "to strike." Sense of "walk doggedly" first recorded 1872. Related: Slogged; slogger; slogging.

slog

n.

1846, "a hard hit," from slog (v.). Sense of "spell of hard work" is from 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slogging

slog

verb

  1. To hit something hard, as a ball
  2. To labor; work hard at something: slogged through the piles of reports
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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