to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
to drive with blows.
to deal heavy blows.
to walk or plod heavily.
a long, tiring walk or march.
long, laborious work.
a heavy blow.
- slogger, noun
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How to use slog in a sentence
The 50 millimeters of foam underfoot also virtually eliminated the chronic knee and hip pain I typically experience after long downhill slogs.
The winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby is built for the 1½-mile slog at the Belmont.Odds, analysis and post positions for the 2021 Belmont Stakes | Neil Greenberg | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Diplomats should work hard to revive it, but it will be a steep, uphill slog.Israel vs. Hamas: Winners, Losers and What Comes Next | Sean Culligan | May 25, 2021 | Ozy
Just writing down the formulas for simple gravitational affairs is a slog.
The unending slog of poverty is also a major risk factor for postpartum depression, with little problems snowballing.How My Research Into the Biology of Mothers Helps Me Imagine a Post-Pandemic Future | Abigail Tucker | May 4, 2021 | Time
Neither, too, was as chilling, as affecting, or, at times, as much of a slog.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet | Kevin Fallon | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These are, in mechanical terms, simple fixes; politically, a nigh-impossible slog.
It is a mighty tough slog, I will have to give them that, written in terse and exclusive science-ese.
Still, the Oklahoma House speaker has a long slog before him.T.W. Shannon’s Senate Campaign Is Not About Race. Really. | Tim Mak | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it serves no one to perpetuate the idea that parenting is supposed to be an agonizing and thankless slog.Ad's Message to Moms: If You Don’t Think Parenting Sucks, You’re Doing it Wrong | Andy Hinds | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still Captain Culler broke a window in the Kildare street club with a slog to square leg.Ulysses | James Joyce
Reason dictates that I should foot-slog it to Bloodstock and try and get the police moving; but I can't leave you here.Berry And Co. | Dornford Yates
Then turn to again with a will, slog away till dusk, and so home to the old barn.From Chart House to Bush Hut | Charles W. L. Bryde
"I'll keep 'em on board and make 'em work their passage," he said to his mate, a mean chap by the name of slog.The Wizard of the Sea | Roy Rockwood
In his best day he gave an original etymology of the schoolboy-ism slog.The Slang Dictionary | John Camden Hotten
British Dictionary definitions for slog
to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
(intr) to work hard; toil
(intr; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
cricket to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
a tiring hike or walk
long exhausting work
a heavy blow or swipe
- slogger, noun
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