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EtymologyEdit

Mid-16th century. Original meaning was somewhat idiomatic, meaning "to walk using snowshoes." Probably of Scandinavian origin, compare Icelandic þrūga (snowshoe), Norwegian truga (snowshoe) and dialectal Swedish trudja (snowshoe).

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trudge (plural trudges)

  1. A tramp, i.e. a long and tiring walk.
    • 2020 September 9, Paul Clifton, “Heavy rainfall causes landslip in Hampshire: At the scene...”, in Rail, page 10:
      The morning after the landslip, with rain still pouring down, it was an unpleasant trudge through deep mud to get there.

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VerbEdit

trudge (third-person singular simple present trudges, present participle trudging, simple past and past participle trudged)

  1. (intransitive) To walk wearily with heavy, slow steps.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)[1]
      This famous archaeological site marks the farthest limit of human migration out of Africa in the middle Stone Age—the outer edge of our knowledge of the cosmos. I trudge to the caves in a squall.
  2. (transitive) To trudge along or over a route etc.

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