verb (slogs, slogging, slogged)
- 1 [no object] Work hard over a period of time: they were slogging away to meet a deadlineMore example sentences
- 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
- 1.1 [with adverbial of direction] Walk or move with difficulty or effort: he slogged home through the gray slushMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2 [no object] Hit forcefully and typically wildly, especially in boxing: the fighters were slogging awayMore example sentences
- 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) Fight or compete at length or fiercely.More example sentences
- 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.
noun[usually in singular] Back to top
- A spell of difficult, tiring work or traveling: it would be a hard slog back to the campMore example sentences
- ‘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.
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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.