plod

[ plod ]
/ plɒd /

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.

Origin of plod

First recorded in 1555–65; perhaps imitative

SYNONYMS FOR plod

1 See pace1.
3 toil, moil, labor.

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for plodder (1 of 2)

plodder

/ (ˈplɒdə) /

noun

a person who plods, esp one who works in a slow and persevering but uninspired manner

British Dictionary definitions for plodder (2 of 2)

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 Forms

plodding, adjectiveploddingly, adverbploddingness, noun

Word Origin for plod

C16: of imitative origin
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