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plod

 
 
pronunciation:
plad
part of speech: verb
inflections: plods, plodding, plodded
definition 1: to move in a slow, tired, or heavy way.
She plodded up the stairs to bed.
synonyms:
toil, tramp, trudge
similar words:
crowd, drag, lumber, shuffle, trek
definition 2: to work slowly and steadily on a boring task.
He plodded through all of his homework.
synonyms:
slave, toil
similar words:
carry on, hammer, hold out, peg away, plug along, struggle, sweat
derivations: ploddingly (adv.), plodder (n.)