Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “slog”

slog

verb (WORK HARD)    /slɒɡ/ US  /slɑːɡ/ (-gg-)
[I usually + adv/prep] mainly UK informal to work hard over a long period , especially doing work that is difficult or boring : I've been slogging away for days on this essay and I'm still not finished .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work [I + adv/prep] to travel or move with difficulty , for example through wet , sticky soil or snow , or when you are very tired : Despite the rain , they slogged on for another six miles .Moving unsteadily or with difficulty
(Definition of slog verb (WORK HARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of slog

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Work, working and the workplace, but you might be interested in these topics from the Working topic area:

Definitions of “slog” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More