plod Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “plod” in the English Dictionary

"plod" in British English

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plodverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /plɒd/  us   /plɑːd/ (-dd-)

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

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.

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

to ​workslowly and ​continuously, but without ​imagination, ​enthusiasm, or ​interest: For ​years, he's plodded away at the same ​dullroutinejob. Alex is just plodding along at ​school, making very little ​progress.
noun [C] uk   /ˈplɒd.ər/  us   /ˈplɑː.dɚ/
Dennis is a ​bit of a plodder, but he gets the ​job done in the end.
adjective uk   /ˈplɒd.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈplɑː.dɪŋ/
I'll ​try not to ​bore you with ​lots of plodding ​details.
(Definition of plod from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plod" in American English

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plodverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /plɑd/ (-dd-)

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

to ​walk taking ​slowsteps as if ​yourfeet are ​heavy: Danny plodded through the ​store behind his ​wife.

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

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.
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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