When you slog, you toil at something, working hard and often slowly to get a difficult job done. You might slog with your shovel through the pile of snow in your driveway.

A worker might slog through a pile of papers on her desk, or slog long and hard on a construction crew. In either case, the job requires persistence and determination. Another way to slog is to walk with difficulty, the way someone might slog along a muddy road to the gas station after getting a flat tire. The original meaning of slog was "hit hard," possibly as a variation of slug.

Definitions of slog
  1. verb
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    synonyms: footslog, pad, plod, tramp, trudge
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    slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish
    walk through mud or mire
    type of:
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  2. verb
    work doggedly or persistently
    synonyms: keep one's nose to the grindstone, keep one's shoulder to the wheel, peg away, plug away
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    type of:
    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
  3. verb
    strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
    synonyms: slug, swig
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    type of:
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  4. noun
    a long period of difficult work
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