Definition of slog in English:
verb (slogs, slogging, slogged)
- The bosses and their staff who have slogged so hard to keep the company going in its more difficult moments will no doubt be cheered by this news.
- Clare did not ‘start from nothing’ but, after taking a degree in applied maths from Edinburgh, he learnt his trade the hard way, slogging around newsagents in Bradford trying to flog them Mars bars.
- ‘Oh man, it's hard work slogging through all this data,’ he said to Judy as she looked up at
- You could be sitting there in absolutely untenable conditions, in water that is filled with disease and germs for months to come, walking through it, slogging through it.
- You're slogging through the mud every step of the way.
- With difficulty, he slogged toward the door we entered from.
- 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.
- 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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- ‘It's hard, work, a hard slog and I wish you the best of luck,’ said Mr Miller.
- I'm working with you everyday to get those chubby legs of yours to assume more responsibility, but this is a hard slog as your are so very stubborn.
- ‘It is marvellous to see something like this coming together after so many years of a hard slog,’ she said.
- 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.
early 19th century: of unknown origin; compare with slug2.
slug from (Late Middle English):
In medieval times a slug was a slow-moving lazy person, and over time the word came to describe any slow-moving animal or vehicle. For example, the big-game hunter William Baldwin, writing in 1863, described one of his horses as ‘an incorrigible slug’. It has been the term for a slimy snail-like creature since the early 18th century. A slug of whisky, or of lead, is probably the same word, but to slug someone is not, and is related to slog (early 19th century), and we do not know the origin of either. Sluggard is based on the rare verb slug, ‘to be lazy or slow’, which may be Scandinavian in origin and which is probably also the source of sluggish, ‘slow and lazy’.
- Example sentences
- 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.
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