drudging


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drudging - doing arduous or unpleasant workdrudging - doing arduous or unpleasant work; "drudging peasants"; "the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton"; "toiling coal miners in the black deeps"
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
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And last of all, Pip - and this I want to say very serious to you, old chap - I see so much in my poor mother, of a woman drudging and slaving and breaking her honest hart and never getting no peace in her mortal days, that I'm dead afeerd of going wrong in the way of not doing what's right by a woman, and I'd fur rather of the two go wrong the t'other way, and be a little ill-conwenienced myself.
The echoes of my own voice among the arches seem to mock me with my daily drudging round.
Some of 'em will pull long faces to me, and say, Poor as you see us, master, we're always grinding, drudging, toiling, every minute we're awake.