American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod: slog across the swamp; slogged through both volumes.
- v. To work diligently for long hours: slogged away at Latin.
- v. To make (one's way) with a slow heavy pace against resistance.
- v. To strike with heavy blows.
- n. A long exhausting march or hike: a slog through miles of jungle.
- n. A long session of hard work: an 18-hour slog in the hay fields.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lag behind.
- To hit hard, as in boxing, See slug.
- In cricket, to hit at the ball wildly and without judgment.
- n. A long, tedious walk, or session of work.
- n. cricket An aggressive shot played with little skill.
- v. To walk slowly, encountering resistance.
- v. by extension To work slowly and deliberately (overcoming significant boredom).
- v. To strike something with a heavy blow, especially a ball with a bat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Cant or Slang To hit hard, esp. with little attention to aim or the like, as in cricket or boxing; to slug.
- v. to walk heavily; to plod; to walk through resisting terrain, as in mud.
- v. To work steadily and ploddingly; to toil.
- v. strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
- v. work doggedly or persistently
- v. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
- Perhaps alteration of slug3. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The uphill slog is slow, physically demanding, and my aching thighs and lungs beg for relief.”
“It is short, until you see the quote in slog by Nicastro that they would build a building the could host a NHL team.”
“The Cougars and Owls rank eighth and ninth in the nation, respectively, in scoring, so a defensive slog is not likely.”
“Haven't done a driving trip in several years because that SLP-Monterrey slog is so incredibly depressing ..... you have to wonder what might have become of you had you been born in one of them sorry, poorer than dirt, no rain, no future, no NUTHIN 'desolate townlets.”
“Analysts said Greece's biggest immediate hurdle, a 10-year, 8.5 billion euro bond coming due in May, remained, and the country of 11 million still faced a long-term slog to win back investor confidence and return to economic health.”
“It must explain the word slog, and perhaps the misspelt and misused logorrhea.”
“Older readers, recalling the slog through Alford's more unjustifiable inclusions, may find themselves wishing for some of their time back.”
“Sherwen: Very wet indeed - and there are 3 climbs the Giant Tour takes in - running 5km, 10km with pitches up to 14\%, and the final 12km slog, that is more gradual - 6\%-8\%, but after a hard day's racing the riders will be wondering what hit them …”
“Working within the system is a long, hard slog which is all-but-guaranteed to lead you to disappointments and compromises; but working outside the establishment rarely gets your goals even partly achieved, and could in fact work against your advantage to assure election for someone diametrically opposed to your views (instead of slightly-supportive of your views).”
“When big bro 43's first Secretary of Defense started to diminish the expectations regarding how the military acted in GWOT he wrote an infamous "slog" memo in which he wondered if the US could kill as many terrorists as the very act of killing one terrorist emanated the creation of countless numbers of new jihadists.”
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