Possibly related to slag, seen in the North Germanic languages, in association with the third verb and second noun definition.
- (uncountable, chiefly Britain, Australia and Canada) A long, tedious walk, or session of work.
- (countable, cricket) An aggressive shot played with little skill.
- To walk slowly, encountering resistance.
- 1961 July, J. Geoffrey Todd, “Impressions of railroading in the United States: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 419:
- The leading engine was one of the Class Y6 2-8-8-2 compound articulateds, [...] The stack noise of one of these great brutes slogging up a grade was quite unforgettable.
- 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)
- A miraculous desert rain. We slog, dripping, into As Safi, Jordan. We drive the sodden mules through wet streets. To the town’s only landmark. To the “Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth.”
- (by extension) To work slowly and deliberately at a tedious task.
- To strike something with a heavy blow, especially a ball with a bat.
- See also Thesaurus:walk
to walk slowly, encountering resistance
to work slowly and deliberately at a tedious task
to strike something with a heavy blow, especially a ball with a bat
slȍg m (Cyrillic spelling сло̏г)
Declension of slog
- past tense of slå.