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plod Syllabification: plod

Definition of plod in English:

verb (plods, plodding, plodded)

[no object]
1Walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps: we plodded back up the hill figurative talks on a new constitution have plodded on
More example sentences
  • I heard their heavy boots slowly plodding across the hardwood floors to the back stairs that led to his room.
  • I slowly plodded down the steps of bus.
  • She walked all day, plodding down deserted alleyways and running across busy intersections.
trudge, walk heavily, clump, stomp, tramp, tromp, lumber, slog
1.1Work slowly and perseveringly at a dull task: we were plodding through a textbook
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  • Most of the day I've kept myself busy, working on the website, plodding steadily through the task of establishing a new, unified approach to the archives.
  • They were content to plod on with tedious tasks.
  • Soon after, he went to work, where he plodded through his daily tasks and his co-workers, most of whom knew bits and pieces of his personal life but none of whom knew the whole story, ignored him.
wade, plow, trawl, toil, labor
informal slog


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A slow, heavy walk: he settled down to a steady plod
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  • In the main the group coped well, getting into a steady plod to get them to the top of the pass.
  • Intelligent dark eyes surveyed the rain-tossed sky through the windows, the mass of people rushing for shelter then slowing down into a weary plod as they reached the shade awnings and begin their trudging to classes.
  • Then it was a dire plod back along Rainhill Road, through Nutgrove then home.


Mid 16th century: probably symbolic of a heavy gait.



Example sentences
  • She would rouse the indolent, cheer the plodder, steady the unstable and encourage the eager.
  • But one of his political tricks is to lull people into seeing him as a bit of a grey plodder, when suddenly he'll surprise with a devastating turn of phrase, a damaging soundbite and barbed humour.
  • They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

Words that rhyme with plod

bod, clod, cod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, pod, prod, quad, quod, scrod, shod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad

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