- 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
Related Words for sloggingtoil, tramp, lumber, trudge, plug, slave, stomp, trample, grind, flounder, drag, sweat, drudge, labor, schlepp
Examples from the Web for slogging
Historical Examples of slogging
He had been slogging into it like a Trojan and had done quite a lot.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Let the infantry do the slogging through the mud; the brass-hats got the medals.Omnilingual
H. Beam Piper
Her heart seemed by its slogging beat to be urging some argument upon her.The Judge
He'd have to do it every day after, that was certain, and Sturton might invite Harvey to give him a slogging.King of Ranleigh
F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
She receives smashing blows, but she advances; it is a slogging fight, and not a scientific campaign.The Mirror of the Sea
- 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 for slog
Word Origin and History for slogging
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.