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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.

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.
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.
plodding
adjective uk   /ˈplɒd.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈplɑː.dɪŋ/
Synonym
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