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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: From the sound or the action

plod

verb
     
plod past tense and past participle plodded, present participle plodding
[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to walk along slowly, especially when this is difficult
plod through/up/across etc
The horse plodded up the hill.
plod on/along/back
Jake kept plodding on.

plod on/along

phrasal verb
to work slowly or make slow progress, especially in a way that is boring:
For years he had plodded along in a series of boring office jobs.

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