American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge: "donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle round a gin” ( D.H. Lawrence).
- v. To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge: plodding through a mountain of paperwork.
- v. To trudge along or over.
- n. The act of moving or walking heavily and slowly.
- n. The sound made by a heavy step.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A puddle.
- To trudge; travel or work slowly and perseveringly; go on in any pursuit with steady, laborious diligence.
- To lag behind or puzzle upon the scent: said of hounds. Synonyms To trudge, jog.
- To go or walk over in a heavy, laboring manner; accomplish by heavy, toilsome walking or exertion.
- n. A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity.
- v. intransitive To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously (+ on, through, over).
- v. transitive To trudge over or through.
- n. obsolete A puddle.
- n. UK, mildly derogatory, uncountable, usually with "the" the police, police officers
- n. UK, mildly derogatory, countable a police officer, especially a low-ranking one.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge.
- v. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
- v. To walk on slowly or heavily.
- n. the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
- v. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
- From PC Plod (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I think that a word or two of support from a non-plod is needed here.”
“No longer used in plod work, they have transferred their comfort, strength and 100% waterproof qualities to 24/7 motorcycling.”
“Gradually the glass diminishes and gloom descends on the interior until eventually plod is forced to move out as the building closes its eyes for the big sleep.”
“She called plod, who asked if the jumper was dead.”
“Even Mr J Concrete has to go to sleep, work, whatever and no one, repeat no one, is going to help you if it's found out you called plod or the social.”
“He talks about breaking his "plod" - slog would be the better word - into manageable blocks of hours and days.”
“As a former plod from the days when ` San Izal triple strength grease-proof ` bog paper was the norm in police lavvies, I have no sympathy here, as I always brought my own pink Delsey in with me (secretly, of course, as I didn’t want the others to think I was a soft arse). on December 12, 2009 at 10: 30 am Medic”
“It sounds like a complaint has been made which the plod are then obliged to investigate.”
“His training is rarely fast; he himself uses the word "plod" to describe his three-hour sessions, which studiously avoid hills.”
“In the PGA, I can kind of plod along and kind of get into position in the first two rounds and have two more rounds.”
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