slog Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “slog” in the English Dictionary

"slog" in British English

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uk   /slɒɡ/  us   /slɑːɡ/ (-gg-)

slog verb (WORK HARD)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal to ​work hard over a ​longperiod, ​especially doing ​work that is ​difficult or ​boring: I've been slogging away for ​days on this ​essay and I'm still not ​finished. [I + adv/prep] to ​travel or ​move with ​difficulty, for ​example through ​wet, ​stickysoil or ​snow, or when you are very ​tired: Despite the ​rain, they slogged on for another six ​miles. They slogged up the ​trail in the ​rain. The ​soldiers slogged throughmud.

slog verb (HIT HARD)

[T] UK to ​hit a ​ball hard and often in an ​uncontrolled way


uk   /slɒɡ/  us   /slɑːɡ/

slog noun (HARD WORK)

[S] informal a ​period of ​difficult or tiringeffort: This ​semester was a long hard slog; I'm ​glad it's over. That last ​hill before the ​finishingline was along slog!

slog noun (HARD HIT)

[C] UK informal a very hard, and often ​uncontrolledhit: And that was a ​real slog from Kumar.
(Definition of slog from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slogverb [always + adv/prep]

 us   /slɑɡ, slɔɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​walkheavily and with ​difficulty, or to ​work hard on something ​difficult: [I] I slogged through a ​mess of ​paperwork. [T] We slogged ​our way through the ​mud.
(Definition of slog from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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