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trudge along

to plod along on foot. It seemed as if we trudged along for miles. As we trudged along, we forgot how cold it was.
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trudge through something

 
1. Lit. to walk through snow, sand, or something similar. We trudged through the hot sand all the way down the beach. I used to have to trudge through snow like this all winter to get to school.
2. Fig. to work one's way through something difficult. I hate to have to trudge through these reports on the weekend. I have to trudge through a lot of work before I can go home.
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In zero degree temperatures, before the sun comes out, a dockworker puts on his cold weather "mustang suit" and trudges out to the work site.
A rain-soaked Jerzy Dudek trudges off the pitch with team-mate Pawel Kryszalowicz after Poland slumped to a 4-0 defeat to Portugal and crashed out of the World Cup.
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HAND TO MOUTH: Brian Lara trudges back to the Queen's Park Oval pavilion pavilion after falling lbw for 0 in the West Indies' second innings against South Africa.
Shadows of those he knew, including his dead brother, follow him as he trudges the winter streets.
CAN'T think why Catherine Zeta Jones looks so downcast as she trudges around the shops in Santa Monica.
Even though her presents were bought in Harrods, Mel C still looks a little frazzled as she trudges the streets with her festive bundles.
The cruciform plan ingeniously attempts to reduce lengthy trudges to individual gates.