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Definition of "plod" [plod]

  • To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge: "donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle round a gin” ( D.H. Lawrence). (verb-intransitive)
  • To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge: plodding through a mountain of paperwork. (verb-intransitive)
  • To trudge along or over. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of moving or walking heavily and slowly. (noun)
  • The sound made by a heavy step. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plod" in a sentence
  • "I think that a word or two of support from a non-plod is needed here."
  • "No longer used in plod work, they have transferred their comfort, strength and 100% waterproof qualities to 24/7 motorcycling."
  • "Gradually the glass diminishes and gloom descends on the interior until eventually plod is forced to move out as the building closes its eyes for the big sleep."