verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
- Walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions: I trudged up the stairs she trudged through blinding snowMore example sentences
- With heavy steps he trudged over to the open cell door where the guard waited.
- He'd only driven a few yards down the road when he saw Sienna trudging along slowly.
- She then trudged up the three steps to the main door and rang the doorbell.
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- A difficult or laborious walk: he began the long trudge back to Stokenchurch StreetMore example sentences
- As she walked, a spring began to overtake her trudge.
- Then we wandered around the market, before munching on some ice-cream and beginning the long trudge back to the car.
- He turned and began his long trudge down the road.
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- Some employees are trudgers, going along as directed without looking up to see where they're going.
- You can also just send a card to a friend or fellow trudger to let them know you care.
- Under a blue, sunny sky and falling leaves, the crowds cheered the trudgers on to the finish line in Central Park.
mid 16th century (as a verb): of unknown origin.