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See synonyms for: slogsloggedslogging on

verb (used with object),slogged, slog·ging.
  1. to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.

  2. to drive with blows.

verb (used without object),slogged, slog·ging.
  1. to deal heavy blows.

  2. to walk or plod heavily.

  1. to toil.

  1. a long, tiring walk or march.

  2. long, laborious work.

  1. a heavy blow.

Origin of slog

First recorded in 1850–55; variant of slug2

Other words from slog

  • slogger, noun

Words Nearby slog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slog in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for slog


/ (slɒɡ) /

verbslogs, slogging or slogged
  1. to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing

  2. (intr) to work hard; toil

  1. (intr; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod

  2. cricket to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball

  1. a tiring hike or walk

  2. long exhausting work

  1. a heavy blow or swipe

Origin of slog

C19: of unknown origin

Derived forms of slog

  • slogger, noun

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