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

How to use slog in a sentence

  • Did she face some tough slogging to reach her remarkable perch?

    Don't Run Sarah! | Mark McKinnon | November 24, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • "Easy does it, Potch," he remarked, watching the boy's steady slogging.

    The Black Opal | Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • With a snarl of fury he cast his science to the winds, and rushed madly to slogging with both hands.

    The Last Galley | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • They'd stop for a blow, and then they'd settle down to steady slogging to save their wind.

    Uller Uprising | Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • Slogging at the heavy trawls and afterward dressing the catch was too plebeian a business for the son of a millionaire.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman | Albert Walter Tolman
  • Somehow one felt that slogging away out in the dismal fields of war was the real thing to do.

    Bullets & Billets | Bruce Bairnsfather

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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