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

  • intransitive verb To walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way; plod.
  • noun A long, tedious walk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A weary or laborious walk or tramp.
  • To make one's way on foot; walk; travel on foot; especially, to travel wearily or laboriously on foot.
  • noun An interpreter.

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

  • intransitive verb To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily.

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

  • noun A tramp, i.e. a long and tiring walk.
  • verb intransitive To walk wearily with heavy, slow steps.
  • verb transitive To trudge along or over a route etc.

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

  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  • noun a long difficult walk


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

[Origin unknown.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Origin unknown.


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