- to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
- to drive with blows.
- to deal heavy blows.
- to walk or plod heavily.
- to toil.
- a long, tiring walk or march.
- long, laborious work.
- a heavy blow.
Origin of slog
Examples from the Web for slog
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
November 20, 2014
If that makes the series sound like a slog, my sincerest apologies.Why ‘The Americans’ Is the Best Spy Show on TV
February 26, 2014
Regaining the votes of Asian-Americans, like making inroads with Latino voters, will be a slog for the Republican Party.Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party
February 26, 2013
The economy is a slog, and the world remains a dangerous place.Hillary Clinton in 2016: Be Afraid, Republicans
February 3, 2013
Forget the pundits and the critics who say the magic is missing from Obama's second inaugural after a tough four-year slog.Obama’s Unsung Army of Backstage Volunteers at the Inaugural Balls
January 22, 2013
It has become a question of who can slog longest and hardest.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
He could manage the break, but this full pitch made him slog wildly.Poor Relations
Masters and men used to stand up foot to foot like Smithfield Butchers and slog till neither of them could stand.A Case in Camera
These fellows were all in splendid condition, and it was a treat to slog along and watch them.John Brown
Captain R. W. Campbell
Still Captain Culler broke a window in the Kildare street club with a slog to square leg.Ulysses
- 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
Word Origin and History for slog
1824, "hit hard," probably a variant of slug (v.3) "to strike." Sense of "walk doggedly" first recorded 1872. Related: Slogged; slogger; slogging.
1846, "a hard hit," from slog (v.). Sense of "spell of hard work" is from 1888.