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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Noun plod has 1 sense

Verb plod has 1 sense


plodv. i. [Gf. Gael. plod a clod, a pool; also, to strike or pelt with a clod or clods.].
  •  To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.  Drayton.  [1913 Webster]
plodv. t. 
     To walk on slowly or heavily.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ploughman homeward plods his weary way."  [1913 Webster]


plod, v. & n.
--v. (plodded, plodding)
1 intr. (often foll. by along, on, etc.) walk doggedly or laboriously; trudge.
2 intr. (often foll. by at) work slowly and steadily.
3 tr. tread or make (one's way) laboriously.
--n. the act or a spell of plodding.

plodder n. ploddingly adv.
16th c.: prob. imit.



amble, andante, barge, bowl along, bundle, chug on, claudication, clump, crawl, creep, dead march, dig, dogtrot, drag, drudge, fag, flounce, flounder, foot, footpace, footslog, funeral march, grind, grub, halt, hammer, hammer away, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, jog, jog on, jog trot, jolt, jump, keep doggedly at, labor, leisurely gait, limp, lumber, lumbering pace, lunge, lurch, mince, mincing steps, moil, muck, pace, paddle, peg, peg away, piaffe, piaffer, plod along, plug, plug along, plug at, plug away, pound away, prance, rack, roll, rub on, sashay, saunter, schlep, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, slave, slink, slither, slog, slog away, slop, slouch, slow march, slow motion, stagger, stalk, stamp, stodge, stomp, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strut, stump, swagger, swing, tittup, toddle, toil, totter, traipse, tramp, trample, trash, travail, tread, trip, trudge, waddle, wade through, walk, wallow, wamble, wiggle, wobble, work, work away




VB persevere, persist, hold on, hold out, die in the last ditch, be in at the death, stick to, cling to, adhere to, stick to one's text, keep on, keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, maintain one's ground, go all lengths, go through fire and water, bear up, keep up, hold up, plod, stick to work, continue, follow up, die in harness, die at one's post.


VB be active, busy oneself in, stir, stir about, stir one's stumps, bestir oneself, rouse oneself, speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, bustle, fuss, raise up, kick up a dust, push, make a push, make a fuss, make a stir, go ahead, push forward, fight one's way, elbow one's way, make progress, toll, plod, persist, keep up the ball, keep the pot boiling, look sharp, have all one's eyes about one, rise, arouse oneself, hustle, get up early, be about, keep moving, steal a march, kill two birds with one stone, seize the opportunity, lose no time, not lose a moment, make the most of one's time, not suffer the grass to grow under one's feet, improve the shining hour, make short work of, dash off, make haste, do one's best take pains, do wonders, work wonders, have many irons in the fire, have one's hands full, have much on one's hands, have other things to do, have other fish to fry, be busy, not have a moment to spare, not have a moment that one can call one's own, have one's fling, run the round of, go all lengths, stick at nothing, run riot, outdo, overdo, overact, overlay, overshoot the mark, make a toil of a pleasure, have a hand in, take an active part, put in one's oar, have a finger in the pie, mix oneself up with, trouble, one's head about, intrigue, agitate, tamper with, meddle, moil, intermeddle, interfere, interpose, obtrude, poke one's nose in, thrust one's nose in.


VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.


VB move slowly, creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter, plod, trudge, stump along, lumber, trail, drag, dawdle, grovel, worm one's way, steal along, job on, rub on, bundle on, toddle, waddle, wabble, slug, traipse, slouch, shuffle, halt, hobble, limp, caludicate, shamble, flag, falter, trotter, stagger, mince, step short, march in slow time, march in funeral procession, take one's time, hang fire, retard, relax, slacken, check, moderate, rein in, curb, reef, strike sail, shorten sail, take in sail, put on the drag, apply the brake, clip the wings, reduce the speed, slacken speed, slacken one's pace, lose ground.

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