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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trudgeverb

    a long difficult walk

  2. slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, trampverb

    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

    "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"


  1. trudgenoun

    A tramp, i.e. a long and tiring walk.

  2. trudgeverb

    To walk wearily with heavy, slow steps.

  3. trudgeverb

    To trudge along or over a route etc.

  4. Etymology: Origin unknown.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Trudgeverb

    To travel laboriously; to jog on; to march heavily on.

    Etymology: truggiolare, Italian.

    No man is secure, but night-walking heralds,
    That trudge between the king and mistress Shore. William Shakespeare.

    No sooner was he fit to trudge,
    But both made ready to dislodge. Hudibras, p. iii.

    Away they trudged together, and about midnight got to their journey’s end. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    Go, miser! go; for lucre sell thy soul,
    Truck wares for wares, and trudge from pole to pole;
    That men may say, when thou art dead and gone,
    See, what a vast estate he left his son! Dryden.

    Once a poor rogue, ’tis true, I trod the street,
    And trudg’d to Rome upon my naked feet:
    Gold is the greatest god. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    He that will know the truth, must leave the beaten track, which none but servile minds trudge continually in. John Locke.


  1. trudge

    Trudge is a verb that refers to the action of walking slowly and with heavy steps, typically due to exhaustion or harsh conditions. It can also be used as a noun to describe a difficult or laborious walk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trudgeverb

    to walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trudge

    truj, v.i. to travel on foot: to travel with labour or effort: to march heavily on.—n. a weary walk. [Skeat suggests that the word is orig. to walk in heavy shoes, from Sw. dial. truga, trudja, a snow-shoe, Norw. truga, Ice. thrúga, a snow-shoe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trudge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trudge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trudge in a Sentence

  1. New Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    We are facing a long trudge and a lot of hard work, we will only be able to make progress in steps and there will be setbacks.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I have a lot of respect for Paul Ryan. We're going to have a meeting tomorrow. We'll see what happens. If we make a deal, that will be great. And if we don't, we will trudge forward like I've been doing and winning, you know, all the time.

  3. Leonard Louis Levinson:

    History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

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