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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 ?
Hence, it becomes obvious that separate property is the natural and indisputable right of separate exertion; that community of goods without community of toil is oppressive and unjust; that it counteracts the laws of nature, which prescribe that he only who sows the seed shall reap the harvest; that it discourages all energy, by destroying its rewards; and makes the most virtuous and active members of society the slaves and drudges of the worst.
They were the cheerful drudges of the party, loading and unloading the horses, pitching the tents, making the fires, cooking; in short, performing all those household and menial offices which the Indians usually assign to the squaws; and, like the squaws, they left all the hunting and fighting to others.
And then they become - what you will discover when you have lived longer, Monsieur George - for the most part futile creatures, without any sense of truth and beauty, drudges of all sorts, or else dolls to dress.
Beyond the line of blue - The boundary of the star Which turneth at the view Of thy barrier and thy bar - Of the barrier overgone By the comets who were cast From their pride, and from their throne To be drudges till the last - To be carriers of fire(The red fire of their heart) With speed that may not tire And with pain that shall not part -
You belong with the oxen and the drudges, in dirty surroundings among smells and stenches.
As these patient drudges were mingling their tears, they were notified that they must go on duty again, for one of the political parties had nominated a thief and was about to hold a gratification meeting.
At the order, six men, dressed as common drudges, marched solemnly into the room, each bearing a huge bundle upon his head.
531-544) Then Apollo, the son of Zeus, smiled upon them and said: `Foolish mortals and poor drudges are you, that you seek cares and hard toils and straits
The pride of the poor people is infinitely great, and exceeded by nothing but their poverty, in some parts, which adds to that which I call their misery; and I must needs think the savages of America live much more happy than the poorer sort of these, because as they have nothing, so they desire nothing; whereas these are proud and insolent and in the main are in many parts mere beggars and drudges.
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.