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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ We are rarely content to plod along mechanically.
▪ The movie plods along with predictable twists and turns you can see coming for miles.
▪ I go to the gym in spite of myself, puffing and plodding along.
▪ We just plodded along like a bunch of sheep.
▪ You know, good old Mom, plodding along.
▪ I plodded along in the ditch.
▪ They are easy to play; they plod along, and the interest is in the voices and the text.
▪ But if he eventually is to rise above the average, he can not simply plod along, indulging in routine matters.
▪ Despite the riots caused by Mr Hani's murder, multi-party talks on a new constitution have plodded on.
▪ Capitin plodded on, old and remote.
▪ You either opt out or plod on and make the most of it.
▪ Reserving it for later, I plodded on into town.
▪ Behind him his men plodded on just as she had imagined them.
▪ Miraculously, although some teams had lost up to three of their complement, they plodded on.
▪ The woman, with supreme indifference, plodded on.
▪ But it had become impossible for Mr Major to plod on with the same soiled team.
▪ His father always favoured George, he thought angrily as they plodded up the lane.
▪ Her husband said the petite woman had complained of fatigue as they plodded up a Canyon trail.
▪ The movie plods along with predictable twists and turns.
▪ Her husband said the petite woman had complained of fatigue as they plodded up a Canyon trail.
▪ Kant was not noted for his turn of phrase-his style was usually a plodding one.
▪ Not especially gracious, but squat and workmanlike, plodding with tenacity from port to port.
▪ Then they plodded round a circular mill, crushing the cider apples.
▪ There were better things in life, for a young man like him, than plodding round London after a pick-pocket.
▪ We plodded down the walk, and then I had her wait by the curb.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plod \Plod\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Plodded; p. pr. & vb. n. Plodding.] [Gf. Gael. plod a clod, a pool; also, to strike or pelt with a clod or clods.]

  1. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge.

  2. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently. ``Plodding schoolmen.''


Plod \Plod\, v. t. To walk on slowly or heavily.

The ploughman homeward plods his weary way.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


Etymology 1 n. A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously (+ on, through, over). 2 (context transitive English) To trudge over or through. 3 To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A puddle. Etymology 3

n. 1 (context UK mildly derogatory uncountable usually with "the" English) the police, police officers 2 (context UK mildly derogatory countable English) a police officer, especially a low-ranking one.

  1. v. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog, footslog, trudge, pad, tramp]

  2. [also: plodding, plodded]


Plod may refer to:

  • Mr. Plod, a fictional police officer in the Noddy stories written by Enid Blyton
  • Postman Plod, a fictional character from the British adult spoof comic magazine Viz
  • P'lod, a fictional extraterrestrial created by the American tabloid newspapaper Weekly World News

Usage examples of "plod".

Behind him he could hear Plod and the Basilican soldier also standing and bowing.

In the last half-hour, as the two ships closed, the Biter signalled her intentions exceeding clearly, and the Noble Goring, as the trader was bizarrely named, ignored them with plodding insouciance.

The guerrillas, plodding slowly and burdened with their sick, followed the smell of the warm deer and the trail of its freshly spilled blood.

Stuffed like sausages into wagons or carts, riding any available beast, even on foot, the horde plodded down the road to the valley before the gates of Deese House.

Thomas, dinnerless and supperless, reached Hamstead, and plodding doggedly up the road in a heavy rain, met Mr.

As Pauli and Alex plodded their way along the duckboards which made a slatted floor for the deep trench, both were thinking of Brand.

Thoroughly reminded of why he avoided heavy drinking, Dreibrand grabbed his armor and plodded into Fata Nor, searching for a well.

However, I plodded on, drawing some small comfort from the fact that as darkness came the mist rose from the ground and appeared to condense in a ghostly curtain twenty feet overhead, where it hung between me and a clear night sky, presently illumined by starlight with the strangest effect.

Handing the brass image to Foy, the leader of the Wu-Fan, plodded toward his throne, with his servant advancing, crouched, beside him.

Fleetwood depicted his plodding Gower at the tussle with account-books.

We plodded upward all that cold wet morning, and in the afternoon we came to the longest of those long hills, its top lost in a driving gurry of snow and rain.

The middle-aged handicap hurdler plodding sleepily round the ring was the third Axminster horse I had ridden during the week, and I had already grown to appreciate the sleekness and slickness of his organization.

He carried the blankets and jerrican, water bottles 258 and food tin hitched to his body, and held her good arm to support her as she plodded on blindly now, stumbling a little.

His horse ignored him, continuing to plod grudgingly along through the dense San Linder woods.

Below, morning sun gleamed on a stream diverted and partly canalized to make a route for freight-pitchens, mindlessly plodding from loq to loq with their massive burdens.