plodding


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plod

 (plŏd)
v. plod·ded, plod·ding, plods
v.intr.
1. To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge: "donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle round a gin" (D.H. Lawrence).
2. To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge: plodding through a mountain of paperwork.
v.tr.
To trudge along or over.
n.
1. The act of moving or walking heavily and slowly.
2. The sound made by a heavy step.

[Perhaps imitative.]

plod′der n.
plod′ding·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plodding - hard monotonous routine workplodding - hard monotonous routine work  
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
2.plodding - the act of walking with a slow heavy gait; "I could recognize his plod anywhere"
walk, walking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
Adj.1.plodding - (of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps"
effortful - requiring great physical effort
Translations

plodding

[ˈplɒdɪŋ] ADJ [pace] → lento y pesado; [student, worker] → más aplicado que brillante

plodding

[ˈplɒdɪŋ] adj [step, pace] → pesant(e)

plodding

adj walkschwerfällig, mühsam; student, workerhart arbeitend attr; researchlangwierig, mühsam

plodding

[ˈplɒdɪŋ] adj (gait) → pesante; (pace of work) → lento/a e pesante (fig) (person) → che sgobba
References in classic literature ?
At Selkirk, the old team of dogs, fresh and in condition, were harnessed, and the same day saw Daylight plodding on, alternating places at the gee-pole, as a matter of course, with the Le Barge Indian who had volunteered on the way out.
Sitting on the heavy potato wagons, wrapped in fog, feet stinging from inactivity, the horses plodding slowly along the deep road through the sandhills, one bright vision made the way never too long.
The modern steamship advances upon a still and overshadowed sea with a pulsating tremor of her frame, an occasional clang in her depths, as if she had an iron heart in her iron body; with a thudding rhythm in her progress and the regular beat of her propeller, heard afar in the night with an august and plodding sound as of the march of an inevitable future.
When Dunstan Cass turned his back on the cottage, Silas Marner was not more than a hundred yards away from it, plodding along from the village with a sack thrown round his shoulders as an overcoat, and with a horn lantern in his hand.
There, plodding over the ghastly white snow, were the officers of the
Ethel Marr was admitted by all competent judges to have the most stylish modes of hair-dressing, and Jane Andrews--plain, plodding, conscientious Jane--carried off the honors in the domestic science course.
And, in truth, the vicar was just behind me, plodding homeward from some remote corner of his parish.
The old man always plodding on before, turned round, in his slow, stiff, stooping manner, when they came to the turnkey on duty, as if to present his companion.
With that they began their plodding through the fog.
She sneers at her plods' plodding ways, but in some ways she's just the same.
com) AVAILABLE in black, blue and brown, these new Keen women's boots feature a fleece trim and grippy rubber outsoles, for stylish plodding on snow and slushy pavements.
uk) THERE isn't anything quite as mundane as plodding along the pavement but you can easily liven things up by going off-road.