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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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That's a great deal of Trudging Around In A Lot Of Mud, by anyone's standards.
In contrast to its title, Paean (a song of praise) has dancers trudging in deep lunges with arms slicing the air in an arcane semaphore.
As I walked past a spiral staircase, I saw a man -- a stranger -- slowly trudging up the steps.
You might spend the day trudging through a swamp or climbing a rocky slope, only to find the birds aren't home.
Graham, from Hull, said: "The hardest part is trudging through the sand and mud, it's exhausting.
After playing Norwich, disappointed fans were trudging away from St James' Park discussing whether the money would be better invested in top-class defenders after seeing their side surrender a 2-0 lead, with one scored by Craig Bellamy, to claim only a point.
Trudging off the field dressed as a chicken, clutching the big chip which put sponsors McCain in the spotlight, I thought he - or she - was a real hero.
I'm really going to miss slapping on two hours worth of makeup, a polyester wig, panty hose, girdle, bra, and a costume, and then trudging out in heels in the middle of a New York summer day to perform for free," Beat muses.
President Reagan told the British that Salvadorans "braved ambush and gunfire, trudging miles to vote for freedom.
Particularly striking were a ghetto wedding procession enacted on a raised platform as cosmopolitan figures danced in front; male prisoners trudging slowly across the stage and exiting into a brilliant light to die; a couple (Helen Starr and Dale Brannon) separated in the deportations ultimately reuniting to lead the final "Halleluya" section.
Don't fancy trudging through mud with a load of headbangers at Reading or being forced to mingle with Radio 2 listeners at V?