See also: slóg, sløg, and слог

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a variation of slug or slough.

Possibly related to slag, seen in the North Germanic languages, in association with the third verb and second noun definition.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡ

NounEdit

slog (plural slogs)

  1. (chiefly Britain and Canada) A long, tedious walk, or session of work.
    • 2017 November 14, Phil McNulty, “England 0 – 0 Brazil”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England's experimental line-up will have realised early on that this would be a long, hard slog against the multi-talented Brazilians with great strength in their starting line-up and on the bench.
  2. (cricket) An aggressive shot played with little skill.

VerbEdit

slog (third-person singular simple present slogs, present participle slogging, simple past and past participle slogged)

  1. 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)[2]
      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.”
  2. (by extension) To work slowly and deliberately at a tedious task.
  3. To strike something with a heavy blow, especially a ball with a bat.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sloːˀ/, [ˈsl̥oˀ]

VerbEdit

slog

  1. past tense of slå

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

slȍg m (Cyrillic spelling сло̏г)

  1. syllable
  2. stack, pile

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

slog

  1. past tense of slå.