Definition of trudge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

trudge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//trʌdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trʌdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trudge
BrE BrE//trʌdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trʌdʒ//
 
he / she / it trudges
BrE BrE//ˈtrʌdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌdʒɪz//
 
past simple trudged
BrE BrE//trʌdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trʌdʒd//
 
past participle trudged
BrE BrE//trʌdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trʌdʒd//
 
-ing form trudging
BrE BrE//ˈtrʌdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to walk slowly or with heavy steps, because you are tired or carrying something heavy + noun He trudged the last two miles to the town. + adv./prep. The men trudged up the hill, laden with supplies. We spent the morning trudging around the mall looking for a suitable gift. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a verb): of unknown origin.Extra examples Following a heavy defeat, the players trudged disconsolately back to the showers. He trudged wearily on down the road. She trudged slowly back to the office. We trudged along in silence. We trudged slowly through the fields. He turned and trudged back to the farmhouse. I used to trudge the streets asking for money. The children trudged along in silence. They trudged wearily into the town. We trudged the last two miles across the wet sand.
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