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English verb: slog

1. slog (social) work doggedly or persistently


SamplesShe keeps plugging away at her dissertation.


Synonymskeep one's nose to the grindstone, keep one's shoulder to the wheel, peg away, plug away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)work

2. slog (motion) walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud


SamplesMules plodded in a circle around a grindstone.


ExamplesThey slog up the hill


Synonymsfootslog, pad, plod, tramp, trudge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk


Narrower (hyponym)slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish

3. slog (contact) strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat


SamplesHe slugged me so hard that I passed out.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to slog his opponent


Synonymsslug, swig


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit









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