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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.
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plod

(plɒd)
vb, plods, plodding or plodded
1. to make (one's way) or walk along (a path, road, etc) with heavy usually slow steps
2. (intr) to work slowly and perseveringly
n
3. the act of plodding
4. the sound of slow heavy steps
5. (Law) slang Brit a policeman
[C16: of imitative origin]
ˈplodding adj
ˈploddingly adv
ˈploddingness n
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plod

(plɒd)

v. plod•ded, plod•ding,
n. v.i.
1. to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge.
2. to proceed in a tediously slow manner.
3. to work with steady and monotonous perseverance; drudge.
v.t.
4. to walk heavily over or along.
n.
5. the act or a course of plodding.
6. a sound of a heavy tread.
[1555–65; perhaps imitative]
plod′der, n.
plod′ding•ly, adv.
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plod


Past participle: plodded
Gerund: plodding

Imperative
plod
plod
Present
I plod
you plod
he/she/it plods
we plod
you plod
they plod
Preterite
I plodded
you plodded
he/she/it plodded
we plodded
you plodded
they plodded
Present Continuous
I am plodding
you are plodding
he/she/it is plodding
we are plodding
you are plodding
they are plodding
Present Perfect
I have plodded
you have plodded
he/she/it has plodded
we have plodded
you have plodded
they have plodded
Past Continuous
I was plodding
you were plodding
he/she/it was plodding
we were plodding
you were plodding
they were plodding
Past Perfect
I had plodded
you had plodded
he/she/it had plodded
we had plodded
you had plodded
they had plodded
Future
I will plod
you will plod
he/she/it will plod
we will plod
you will plod
they will plod
Future Perfect
I will have plodded
you will have plodded
he/she/it will have plodded
we will have plodded
you will have plodded
they will have plodded
Future Continuous
I will be plodding
you will be plodding
he/she/it will be plodding
we will be plodding
you will be plodding
they will be plodding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plodding
you have been plodding
he/she/it has been plodding
we have been plodding
you have been plodding
they have been plodding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plodding
you will have been plodding
he/she/it will have been plodding
we will have been plodding
you will have been plodding
they will have been plodding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plodding
you had been plodding
he/she/it had been plodding
we had been plodding
you had been plodding
they had been plodding
Conditional
I would plod
you would plod
he/she/it would plod
we would plod
you would plod
they would plod
Past Conditional
I would have plodded
you would have plodded
he/she/it would have plodded
we would have plodded
you would have plodded
they would have plodded
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plod - 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"
Verb1.plod - walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mudplod - walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
squish, slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch - walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
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plod

verb
1. trudge, drag, tread, clump, lumber, tramp, stomp (informal), slog He plodded slowly up the hill.
2. slog away, labour, grind away (informal), toil, grub, persevere, soldier on, plough through, plug away (informal), drudge, peg away He is still plodding away at the same job.
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plod

verb
1. To walk heavily, slowly, and with difficulty:
2. To do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work:
Informal: grind.
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Translations
يَكْدَح، يكِدُّيَمْشي بِتَثاقُل
mořit sevléci se
sjokke
veszõdik
drattastvinna hægt en vandvirknislega
kėblintikiūtintiplušti
lāčotsmagi soļotsmagi strādātvilkties
moriť sa
vleči se
güçlükle yürümekzahmetle çalışmak

plod

[plɒd]
A. N
1. to go at a steady plodcaminar a un ritmo lento pero constante
2. it's a long plod to the villagehay mucho camino hasta llegar al pueblo
B. VT we plodded our way homewardvolvimos penosamente hacia casa
C. VI
1. (lit) → andar con paso pesado
to plod along or onir andando con paso lento
keep plodding!¡ánimo!, ¡no os dejéis desanimar!
2. (fig) (at work etc) to plod away at a taskseguir dándole a un trabajo
we must plod ontenemos que seguir trabajando
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

plod

[ˈplɒd] vi (= trudge) → se traîner
to plod up the stairs → se traîner en haut de l'escalier
plod along
vi
(= trudge) → se traîner
(fig)se traîner
plod on
vi
(= trudge) → se traîner
(fig)se traîner
plod on with
vt fus [+ work, negotiations] → s'évertuer à faire avancer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

plod

nTrott m, → Zockeltrab m (inf); a steady plodein gleichmäßiger Trott
vi
(= trudge)trotten, zockeln (inf); to plod up a hilleinen Hügel hinaufstapfen; to plod along or onweiterstapfen; to plod in/outherein-/hinausstapfen
(fig: in work etc) → sich abmühen or abplagen or herumquälen; to plod away at somethingsich mit etw abmühen etc; to plod onsich weiterkämpfen, sich durchkämpfen; I’ve already plodded through 200 pages of this documentich habe mich schon durch 200 Seiten dieses Dokuments gekämpft
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

plod

[plɒd] vi to plod up/downtrascinarsi su per/giù per
to plod away at sth (fig) → sgobbare su qc
we must plod on (fig) → dobbiamo farci forza e tirare avanti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

plod

(plod) past tense, past participle ˈplodded verb
1. to walk heavily and slowly. The elderly man plodded down the street.
2. to work slowly but thoroughly. They plodded on with the work.
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