- to walk, especially laboriously or wearily: to trudge up a long flight of steps.
- to walk laboriously or wearily along or over: He trudged the deserted road for hours.
- a laborious or tiring walk; tramp.
Origin of trudge
Synonyms for trudgeSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for trudgetrek, traipse, plod, lumber, tramp, slog, wade, stumble, stump, tread, hike, step, march, clump, footslog, schlepp
Examples from the Web for trudge
Contemporary Examples of trudge
They quickly agree to desert and trudge across the titular field to an alleged alehouse.‘A Field in England’ Is a Psychedelic Cinematic Trip
February 9, 2014
"We really wanted stainless," says the crestfallen pair, and trudge back out the door.Beyond Stainless
October 19, 2012
Historical Examples of trudge
To ride a-horseback is surely pleasanter than to trudge a-foot?Cyropaedia
Then deleever it word for word to me, young mon, and I'll trudge off to Frances.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
We trudge in the treadmill and call it love of our ancient institutions.A Preface to Politics
Now I must trudge off and do a little business on my own account, seeing we 'return on Friday.'Three People
But I'll find that man if I have to trudge through the whole kingdom.Europa's Fairy Book
- (intr) to walk or plod heavily or wearily
- (tr) to pass through or over by trudging
- a long tiring walk
Word Origin for trudge
"to walk laboriously," 1540s, of unknown origin. Related: Trudged; trudging. The noun meaning "an act of trudging" is attested from 1835.