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drudge

 (drŭj)
n.
A person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work.
intr.v. drudged, drudg·ing, drudg·es
To do tedious, unpleasant, or menial work.

[From Middle English druggen, to labor; akin to Old English drēogan, to work, suffer.]

drudg′er n.
drudg′ing·ly adv.

drudge

(drʌdʒ)
n
a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks
vb
(intr) to toil at such tasks
[C16: perhaps from druggen to toil]
ˈdrudger n
ˈdrudgingly adv

drudge

(drʌdʒ)

n., v. drudged, drudg•ing. n.
1. a person who does menial, dull, or hard work.
2. a person who works in a routine way.
v.i.
3. to perform menial, dull, or hard work.
[1485–95; of uncertain orig.]
drudg′er, n.
drudg′ing•ly, adv.

drudge


Past participle: drudged
Gerund: drudging

Imperative
drudge
drudge
Present
I drudge
you drudge
he/she/it drudges
we drudge
you drudge
they drudge
Preterite
I drudged
you drudged
he/she/it drudged
we drudged
you drudged
they drudged
Present Continuous
I am drudging
you are drudging
he/she/it is drudging
we are drudging
you are drudging
they are drudging
Present Perfect
I have drudged
you have drudged
he/she/it has drudged
we have drudged
you have drudged
they have drudged
Past Continuous
I was drudging
you were drudging
he/she/it was drudging
we were drudging
you were drudging
they were drudging
Past Perfect
I had drudged
you had drudged
he/she/it had drudged
we had drudged
you had drudged
they had drudged
Future
I will drudge
you will drudge
he/she/it will drudge
we will drudge
you will drudge
they will drudge
Future Perfect
I will have drudged
you will have drudged
he/she/it will have drudged
we will have drudged
you will have drudged
they will have drudged
Future Continuous
I will be drudging
you will be drudging
he/she/it will be drudging
we will be drudging
you will be drudging
they will be drudging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drudging
you have been drudging
he/she/it has been drudging
we have been drudging
you have been drudging
they have been drudging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drudging
you will have been drudging
he/she/it will have been drudging
we will have been drudging
you will have been drudging
they will have been drudging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drudging
you had been drudging
he/she/it had been drudging
we had been drudging
you had been drudging
they had been drudging
Conditional
I would drudge
you would drudge
he/she/it would drudge
we would drudge
you would drudge
they would drudge
Past Conditional
I would have drudged
you would have drudged
he/she/it would have drudged
we would have drudged
you would have drudged
they would have drudged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drudge - one who works hard at boring tasks
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
plodder, slogger - someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
2.drudge - a laborer who is obliged to do menial workdrudge - a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
Verb1.drudge - work harddrudge - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

drudge

noun menial, worker, servant, slave, toiler, dogsbody (informal), plodder, factotum, scullion (archaic), skivvy (chiefly Brit.), maid or man of all work She felt like a household drudge.

drudge

noun
One who works or toils tirelessly:
Informal: grind, workhorse.
verb
To do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work:
Informal: grind.
Translations
كادِحيَكْدَحُ، يَكِدُّ
dříčdřít
kulilønslaveslaveslide
kulizik
púla, òrælavinnuòræll
dirbti juodą darbąjuodas jautis
smaga, garlaicīga darba strādniekssmags, garlaicīgs darbs
dráčnadrieť sa
köle gibi çalışmakzevksiz işlerde çalış an

drudge

[drʌdʒ]
A. N (= person) → esclavo/a m/f; (= job) → trabajo m pesado
B. VItrabajar como un esclavo

drudge

[ˈdrʌdʒ] nbête f de somme (fig)

drudge

n (= person)Arbeitstier nt (inf); (= job)stumpfsinnige Plackerei or Schufterei (inf); some see a lexicographer as a harmless drudgemanche sehen Lexikografen als Menschen, die nur brav vor sich hin schuften (inf)
visich placken, schuften (inf)

drudge

[drʌdʒ] n (person) → uomo/donna di fatica

drudge

(dradʒ) verb
to do dull, very hard or humble work.
noun
a person who does such work.
ˈdrudgery noun
hard or humble work.
References in classic literature ?
I'm afraid she's settled down to be Ambrosch's drudge for good.
Allowing five to a family, there are fifteen million families in this country; and at least ten million of these live separately, the domestic drudge being either the wife or a wage slave.
Time had not modified his ancient detestation of the humble drudge and protector of his boyhood; it was still bitter and uncompromising.
I look like a drudge," said Rebecca mysteriously, with laughing eyes, "but I really am a princess; you mustn't tell, but this is only a disguise; I wear it for reasons of state.
Emma guessed him to be the drudge of some attorney, and too stupid to rise.
was applying himself to business, and devoting himself wholly to his duties - not the least hint of my ever being anything else than the common drudge into which I was fast settling down.
and know'st for whom; For him who sits above and laughs the while At thee ordain'd his drudge, to execute What e're his wrath, which he calls Justice, bids, His wrath which one day will destroy ye both.
I suppose we shall have an evil account of the herd; he was wont to be a faithful and cautious drudge, and I had destined him for something better; perchance I might even have made him one of my warders.
His every movement is jealously watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend; obliged to live and board at the office, and to take even his vacation under close supervision; what wonder that human nature, even in the best and purest, is embittered and perverted by such surroundings
And then the indulgence with which he treats her, the finery in which he decks her out, the state in which she moves, the sway she enjoys over both his purse and person; instead of being the drudge and slave of an Indian husband, obliged to carry his pack, and build his lodge, and make his fire, and bear his cross humors and dry blows.
A wasteful expense of energy and labour was frequently the consequence; Frances toiled for and with her pupils like a drudge, but it was long ere her conscientious exertions were rewarded by anything like docility on their part, because they saw that they had power over her, inasmuch as by resisting her painful attempts to convince, persuade, control--by forcing her to the employment of coercive measures--they could inflict upon her exquisite suffering.
You couldn't be unhappy if he were here, even if he gie'd ye no money--even if used you like a drudge.