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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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References in classic literature ?
Trudging round the country and tiring of myself out, I shall keep the deadness off, and get my own bread by my own labour.
The Secretary looked on from a doorway at the boofer lady thus encircled, and still looked on at the boofer lady standing alone there, when the determined old figure with its steady bright eyes was trudging through the streets, away from paralysis and pauperism.
Pickwick, looking good-humouredly round at his follower, who was trudging behind.
You've been trudging about all day, and you're shaking with fever.
Antonio Luna running half the length of the field at The Emirates enduring will be to put us 3-1 up, when I thought he'd really cracked it and we were back, then the players trudging off after losing 2-1 to Sheffield nited last January, when I realised Lambert's Villa would probably never live up to expectations.
COM; PUCKER UP Calum gives his horse a kiss after the race; FIELD DAY Trudging through the muck to watch the race
A startled union membership recognized that their organization was once again naively trudging a primrose path laid down by a wily politician.
On a KLM arrival last year, after trudging up the aforementioned steps, we had to wait 15 minutes for a door to be unlocked to get to passport control
She is simply minding her own business, trudging out to get the water, the sustenance, she needs at the well.
Children happily trudging five miles to school and then trudging equally happily homewards after seven hours of lessons.
I just had a mental picture of this huge African elephant trudging solidly over the Crimea to reach your grandmother's house in Dorvil Street.
Now the agency is trudging once more through the process, essentially re-proposing the same maps while echoing Pombo's claims.
You know, players trudging round the ground at the conclusion of their last home match.
Damon and Affleck: walking, traipsing, trudging, stopping, building a fire, resting, regrouping, walking some more.
Nick doesn't run away from home--he walks away, trudging halfway across the state to stay with his flighty but caring Aunt Wanda.