trudge Definition

to walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions.

Using trudge: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "trudge" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We trudged through the snow for hours.

  • Example

    He trudged up the stairs to his apartment.

  • Example

    She trudged home from work in the rain.

  • Example

    The soldiers trudged through the mud during training.

trudge Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for trudge

Antonyms for trudge

Phrases with trudge

  • to continue walking slowly and heavily


    We trudged along the path, hoping to reach the campsite before dark.

  • to walk through something with difficulty, especially because it is thick or deep


    We had to trudge through the mud to get to the other side of the field.

  • trudge up

    to walk up a slope or hill slowly and with effort


    We trudged up the steep hill, stopping to catch our breath every few minutes.

Origins of trudge

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Summary: trudge in Brief

'Trudge' [trʌdʒ] means to walk slowly and heavily, often due to exhaustion or harsh conditions. It is used to describe walking through difficult terrain or after a long day at work, as in 'She trudged home from work in the rain.' 'Trudge' can be combined with prepositions like 'through' or 'up,' as in 'We had to trudge through the mud to get to the other side of the field.'

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