• William trudging dejectedly along with Jumble running behind
    William trudging dejectedly along with Jumble running behind
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trudge walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
    • n trudge a long difficult walk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Trudge To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily. "And trudged to Rome upon my naked feet."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trudge To make one's way on foot; walk; travel on foot; especially, to travel wearily or laboriously on foot.
    • n trudge A weary or laborious walk or tramp.
    • n trudge An interpreter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Trudge truj to travel on foot: to travel with labour or effort: to march heavily on
    • n Trudge a weary walk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps of Scand. origin, and originally meaning, to walk on snowshoes; cf. dial. Sw. truga, trudja, a snowshoe, Norw. truga, Icel. þrūga,


In literature:

An hour later the same bunch were seen trudging back to 019.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Except a few yokels trudging to their work, and now and then a blithe milkmaid calling to her cows, I met no one.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
For two days Sigurd trudged safely onward through that dense forest, with Thor, the dog, beside him.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
I can see, now, her pathetic, drooping little figure as she trudged back to the tunnel.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
As they trudged on, dripping and feeling bruised and sore, Jem found opportunities for a word here and there.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
Trudging on some miles further, we came upon a part of the river which had not been frozen over until after the snow fell.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
They trudged on, and although they saw some animals in the distance, they could not get near enough to distinguish what they were.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
I cannot trudge on foot all the distance through the deep snow.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
With their sticks in their hands they trudged over the plain.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
On we trudged all day, under a burning sun, sinking up to our ankles in the soft sand.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

I'm not pretty, not a bit—
Thin and sallow-pale;
When I trudge along the street
I don't need a veil:
Yet I have one fancy hit.
"A Ring Posy" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
One neet as aw trudged throo mi wark,
Thinks aw, nah mi labor is done,
Aw feel just inclined for a lark,
For its long sin aw had onny fun.
"A Pair O' Black Een" by John Hartley
"Ned's genius, blithe and singing,
Steps gayly o'er the ground;
As steadily you trudge it
He clears it with a bound;
But dulness has stout legs, Tom,
And wind that's wondrous sound.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And so went his yarn on and so would he say —
Round the Horn with hurricanes blowing all the way,
All the way from Callao trudging home again
To the Bar light shining in the cold and rain.
"Bill The Dreamer" by Cicely Fox Smith
For you the call came swift and soon:
But sometimes in your holidays
You meet me trudging home at noon
To dinner through the dusty ways,
And recognized, and with a nod
Passed on, but never guessed—thank God!
"Jenifer's Love" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Safe and dnug with the goods
Are the little ones stowed, And the big boys trudge on
By the team in the road; While his sweet, patient wife,
With the babe on her breast, Sees their new home in fancy,
And longs for its rest.
"The Prairie on Fire" by Phoebe Cary

In news:

Elk Mountains Grand Traverse competitors trudge uphill during 2003's race.
Braithwaite residents trudge through muddied homes and possessions.
Whitecaps trudge through 90 minutes to earn point, clean sheet against Salt Lake.
Redskins to trudge on amid drama.
Japan's shipping, steel, energy start trudge back from.
The lord of Pacific Northwestern doom metal, YOB has been howling and trudging since the mid-'90s.
Jets trudge past Jaguars 17-10.
Before then, RC planes were a trudge to assemble and very difficult to fly.
Before then, RC planes were a trudge to assemble and very difficult to fly .
Not long ago, it was not uncommon for a student to have to trudge across campus in order to use one of the school's computer terminals.
As the housing market trudges forward, vinyl windows are gaining market share in both the new construction and remodeling markets.
I thought I would keep my blog on the lighter side as we all trudge through another cold workweek.
Reporting from Santa Barbara, Peru — In this village that still bears the name of the old Santa Barbara sugar plantation, Susana Baca is trudging through a field of sweet potatoes.
There's no doubt we're trudging through some tough times—it's been this way for at least the past year.
The sun bores into your back as you trudge along the winding path to the gorilla cage at Monkey Jungle.