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[plod] /plɒd/

verb (used without object), plodded, plodding.
to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge:
to plod under the weight of a burden.
to proceed in a tediously slow manner:
The play just plodded along in the second act.
to work with constant and monotonous perseverance; drudge.
verb (used with object), plodded, plodding.
to walk heavily over or along.
the act or a course of plodding.
a sound of a heavy tread.
verb plods, plodding, plodded
to make (one’s way) or walk along (a path, road, etc) with heavy usually slow steps
(intransitive) to work slowly and perseveringly
the act of plodding
the sound of slow heavy steps
(Brit, slang) a policeman

1560s, of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of walking heavily or slowly. Related: Plodded; plodding.


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