[ truhj ]
See synonyms for: trudgetrudgedtrudging on

verb (used without object),trudged, trudg·ing.
  1. to walk, especially laboriously or wearily: to trudge up a long flight of steps.

verb (used with object),trudged, trudg·ing.
  1. to walk laboriously or wearily along or over: He trudged the deserted road for hours.

  1. a laborious or tiring walk; tramp.

Origin of trudge

First recorded in 1540–50; perhaps blend of tread and drudge

synonym study For trudge

1. See pace1.

Other words for trudge

Other words from trudge

  • trudger, noun

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

How to use trudge in a sentence

  • A two-mile trudge across a duck-walk over 'b——y meadow' brought us to the famous Ridgewood Dug-outs.

    The Romance of the Red Triangle | Arthur Keysall Yapp
  • At first the ascent had seemed tedious enough, as dull as the trudge to her other lessons.

    Tales Of Men And Ghosts | Edith Wharton

British Dictionary definitions for trudge


/ (trʌdʒ) /

  1. (intr) to walk or plod heavily or wearily

  2. (tr) to pass through or over by trudging

  1. a long tiring walk

Origin of trudge

C16: of obscure origin

Derived forms of trudge

  • trudger, noun

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