Definition of slog in English:


Syllabification: slog
Pronunciation: /släg

verb (slogs, slogging, slogged)

  • 1 [no object] Work hard over a period of time: they were slogging away to meet a deadline
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    • 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
    work hard, toil, labor, work one's fingers to the bone, work like a Trojan/dog, exert oneself, grind, slave, grub, plow, plod, peg
    informal beaver, plug, work one's guts out, put one's nose to the grindstone, sweat blood
    literary travail
    archaic drudge, moil
  • 1.1 [with adverbial of direction] Walk or move with difficulty or effort: he slogged home through the gray slush
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    • 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 away
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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) Fight or compete at length or fiercely.
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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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  • 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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