slog

[slog]

verb (used with object), slogged, slog·ging.

to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
to drive with blows.

verb (used without object), slogged, slog·ging.

noun


Origin of slog

First recorded in 1850–55; variant of slug2
Related formsslog·ger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slogged

slog

verb slogs, slogging or slogged

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

noun

a tiring hike or walk
long exhausting work
a heavy blow or swipe
Derived Formsslogger, noun

Word Origin for slog

C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for slogged

slog

v.

1824, "hit hard," probably a variant of slug (v.3) "to strike." Sense of "walk doggedly" first recorded 1872. Related: Slogged; slogger; slogging.

slog

n.

1846, "a hard hit," from slog (v.). Sense of "spell of hard work" is from 1888.

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