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plod

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   /plɒd/ us    /plɑːd/ (-dd-)

plod verb [I + adv/prep] (WALK)

to walk taking slow steps, as if your feet are heavy: We plodded through the mud. Despite the wind and the rain, they plodded on until they reached the cottage.Moving gently on foot

plod verb [I + adv/prep] (WORK)

to work slowly and continuously, but without imagination, enthusiasm, or interest: For years, he's plodded away at the same dull routine job. Alex is just plodding along at school, making very little progress.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
plodder
noun [C] uk   /ˈplɒd.ər/ us    /ˈplɑː.dɚ/
Dennis is a bit of a plodder, but he gets the job done in the end.Workers in general
plodding
adjective uk   /ˈplɒd.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈplɑː.dɪŋ/
Synonym
Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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