from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way; plod.
- n. A long, tedious walk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tramp, i.e. a long and tiring walk.
- v. To walk wearily with heavy, slow steps.
- v. To trudge along or over a route etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make one's way on foot; walk; travel on foot; especially, to travel wearily or laboriously on foot.
- n. A weary or laborious walk or tramp.
- n. An interpreter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
- n. a long difficult walk
I am here, I have trudged — do you like the word trudge?
I kind of trudge through the evil stuff that I don't like doing, like the sanding and the this, that, and the other thing out of habit.
It also captured that late night urgency, buzzing from pub to club to cafe, those Important Conversations like a campfire on an empty beach, weaving dreams of the future until the streetlights gave way to the dawn, and then the final trudge home (or sprint home fueled on booze and kebab).
And "we the people" -- overtaxed, over-policed, overburdened by big government, underrepresented by those who should speak for us and blissfully ignorant of the prison walls closing in on us -- will continue to trudge along a path of misery.
She would trudge home after lessons discouraged and frustrated.
We had to trudge back down, too -- luckily on what was almost! a road.
The biographical half of his book is hard-going, a trudge through lumpen text that often lacks cohesion.
But the 16 games he has played since returning to the lineup from post-concussion symptoms have been a trudge back to his place among the team's top four defensemen.
Once upon a time, pilgrims would trudge halfway around the world just to glimpse one of these objects.
There are even a couple of hills to trudge up -- that is, if I don't get nailed by a truck in the first 15 seconds of my hike.