|1.||[ verb ] walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud|
|Synonyms:||plod trudge pad tramp footslog|
"Donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle around a gin" D.H. Lawrence
|Related terms:||walk squelch infantryman plodder plodder stamper plodding|
|2.||[ verb ] (work) work doggedly or persistently|
|Synonyms:||peg_away keep_one's_nose_to_the_grindstone keep_one's_shoulder_to_the_wheel plug_away|
"She keeps plugging away at her dissertation"
|Related terms:||work plodder|
|3.||[ verb ] strike heavily, esp. with the fist or a bat|
"He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
|Related terms:||hit slugger|