plod

[ plod ]
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verb (used without object), plod·ded, plod·ding.

to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge: to plod under the weight of a burden.
to proceed in a tediously slow manner: The play just plodded along in the second act.
to work with constant and monotonous perseverance; drudge.

verb (used with object), plod·ded, plod·ding.

to walk heavily over or along.

noun

the act or a course of plodding.
a sound of a heavy tread.

Nearby words

  1. plié,
  2. pliés,
  3. plo,
  4. ploat,
  5. ploce,
  6. plodder,
  7. plodding,
  8. plodge,
  9. ploeşti,
  10. ploidy

Origin of plod

First recorded in 1555–65; perhaps imitative

SYNONYMS FOR plod
1. See pace1. 3. toil, moil, labor.

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British Dictionary definitions for plod

plod

/ (plɒd) /

verb plods, plodding or plodded

to make (one's way) or walk along (a path, road, etc) with heavy usually slow steps
(intr) to work slowly and perseveringly

noun

the act of plodding
the sound of slow heavy steps
British slang a policeman
Derived Formsplodding, adjectiveploddingly, adverbploddingness, noun

Word Origin for plod

C16: of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for plod

plod

v.

1560s, of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of walking heavily or slowly. Related: Plodded; plodding.

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