Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod.
  • intransitive verb To work diligently for long hours.
  • intransitive verb To make (one's way) with a slow heavy pace against resistance.
  • intransitive verb To strike with heavy blows.
  • noun A long exhausting march or hike.
  • noun A long session of hard work.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In cricket, to hit at the ball wildly and without judgment.
  • To lag behind.
  • To hit hard, as in boxing, See slug.

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

  • intransitive verb to walk heavily; to plod; to walk through resisting terrain, as in mud.
  • intransitive verb To work steadily and ploddingly; to toil.
  • verb Cant or Slang To hit hard, esp. with little attention to aim or the like, as in cricket or boxing; to slug.

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

  • noun A long, tedious walk, or session of work.
  • noun cricket An aggressive shot played with little skill.
  • verb To walk slowly, encountering resistance.
  • verb by extension To work slowly and deliberately (overcoming significant boredom).
  • verb To strike something with a heavy blow, especially a ball with a bat.

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

  • verb strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
  • verb work doggedly or persistently
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps alteration of slug.]

Examples

  • It is short, until you see the quote in slog by Nicastro that they would build a building the could host a NHL team.

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  • The uphill slog is slow, physically demanding, and my aching thighs and lungs beg for relief.

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  • The Cougars and Owls rank eighth and ninth in the nation, respectively, in scoring, so a defensive slog is not likely.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Cricket jargon - a wild swing by a batsman.

    November 30, 2007

  • "“It’s a tough slog, but I figured I was going to be at this for a long time.”"

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018