Definition of slog in English:


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Pronunciation: /slɒg

verb (slogs, slogging, slogged)

  • 2 [with object] Hit (someone or something) forcefully and typically wildly, especially in boxing or cricket: batsmen careering down the pitch to slog the ball up in the air
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    • Harbhajan looped in an off-break to Asim Kamal who went down on one knee to slog him over midwicket.
    • After slogging Lee for six, he tries to repeat the trick, but mistimes it straight to Katich at deep midwicket.
    • Pietersen slogged him a couple of times but could not get going, his nascent test average thus dropped from 96 to only 70.
  • 2.1 (slog it out) British Fight or compete fiercely: they’ll be slogging it out in the first round of the cup next Sunday
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    • His company makes the rival whiskey which slogs it out for the hearts of the southern drinker.
    • At least the diary section of the site is still a good laugh, where you can read about Lucy slogging it out in crap clubs in Stockport and Dundee in an effort to place her single this week.
    • I'm sure they were slogging it out like we were at around the same time.


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  • 2A forceful and uncontrolled hit, especially in cricket: a slog hit the fielder on the helmet
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    • Bichel went to tea on 45 not out with a series of arrow-straight slogs, and brought up his maiden Test fifty straight after tea with a driven single off Banks.
    • I've got past my horrendous slog in the first innings, so we'll be trying hard.
    • A couple of slogs by Sami then happened and he was caught plumb in front by Kumble.



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  • They're the sprinters, he says, whereas malamutes are sloggers, which were used in days of yore for hauling heavy freight.
  • Yet while Bronson was a slogger, he was also ambitious.
  • Dyson piled up the points, criticising a culture that celebrates the effortlessly brilliant rather than the determined slogger.


early 19th century: of unknown origin; compare with slug2.

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