To trudge is to walk in a heavy, exhausted way. Your grandpa probably tells you about how he used to trudge six miles uphill through a foot of snow in the brutal cold every morning just to get to school.

Trudge is also a noun that means a difficult, labored walk. If you take a mile-long trudge through heavy snow or mud, your steps will be slower and it will require more effort to put one foot in front of the other. Need help remembering what trudge means? Say it out loud. Trudge rhymes with sludge — and walking through sludge, or thick muck, would cause you to trudge.

Definitions of trudge
  1. verb
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    synonyms: footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp
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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. noun
    a long difficult walk
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    type of:
    hike, hiking, tramp
    a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
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