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"plod" in British English

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plodverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /plɒd/  us   /plɑːd/ (-dd-)
to ​walk taking ​slowsteps, as if ​yourfeet are ​heavy: We plodded through the ​mud. Despite the ​wind and the ​rain, they plodded on until they ​reached the ​cabin.
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/
I'll ​try not to ​bore you with ​lots of plodding ​details.
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(Definition of plod from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plodverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /plɑd/ (-dd-)
to ​walk taking ​slowsteps as if ​yourfeet are ​heavy: Danny plodded through the ​store behind his ​wife.
to ​work or do something ​slowly and ​continuously in a ​tiring or ​boring way: I ​sat at my ​desk, plodded ​aheaddoggedly, and ​finished the ​paper before ​noon.
plodding
adjective  us   /ˈplɑd·ɪŋ/
I’ll ​try not to ​bore you with a lot of plodding ​details.
(Definition of plod from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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