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Noun: plodding  pló-ding
  1. Hard monotonous routine work
    - drudgery, grind, donkeywork
     
  2. The act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    "I could recognize his plodding anywhere";
    - plod
Adjective: plodding  pló-ding
  1. (of movement) slow and laborious
    "plodding steps";
    - leaden
Verb: plod (plodded,plodding)  plód
  1. Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone";
    - slog, footslog, trudge, pad, tramp, tromp [N. Amer]

Derived forms: ploddings

See also: effortful

Type of: labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], toil, walk, walking

Encyclopedia: Plod