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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge.
  • intransitive verb To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge.
  • intransitive verb To trudge along or over.
  • noun The act of moving or walking heavily and slowly.
  • noun The sound made by a heavy step.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • To go or walk over in a heavy, laboring manner; accomplish by heavy, toilsome walking or exertion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To walk on slowly or heavily.
  • intransitive verb To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge.
  • intransitive verb To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity.
  • verb intransitive To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously (+ on, through, over).
  • verb transitive To trudge over or through.
  • noun obsolete A puddle.
  • noun UK, mildly derogatory, uncountable, usually with "the" the police, police officers
  • noun UK, mildly derogatory, countable a police officer, especially a low-ranking one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps imitative.]

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From Middle English *plodden (found only in derivative plodder), probably originally a splash through water and mud, from plod ("a puddle"). Compare Danish pladder ("mire").

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From Middle English plod. Cognate with Danish pladder ("mire").

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From PC Plod

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