V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to walk in a slow and heavy way; 2. to work diligently on something monotonous; (n.) a sound like that of heavy footsteps

Synonyms: (v.) trudge, tread, drag, lumber, drudge, labor, slave, (n.) thud

Antonyms: (v.) dash, hurry, dart

Tips: Plod is believed to have been derived from the sound or motion of walking slowly with heavy steps. Plod has also come to mean "working on something dull that takes a long time." Think of the plodding sound of a horse slowly pulling a carriage.

Usage Examples:

She plodded up the long staircase with all her heavy books in tow. (trudged)

The performers began dancing as soon as they heard the familiar plod of drums. (thud)

She plodded through the mountain of paperwork. (labored)

I plodded through my final exams, which seemed to take me longer than normal. (dragged, labored)

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