We plodded wearily up the road carrying our heavy packs.
2Often, plod along or away. labour, work, drudge, toil, moil, slave (away), grind (away or along), grub (on or along), plug (along or away), Brit peg away (at) or along:
Plodding through the compilation of the Oxford Thesaurus, he was only halfway through the letter P.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb (-dd-) [+adv./prep.] to walk slowly with heavy steps, especially because you are tired: [V] Our horses plodded down the muddy track. + We plodded on through the rain. +[VN] I watched her plodding her way across the field. plod noun [sing.] plodding adjective: plodding donkeys + (figurative, disapproving) The production was plodding and unimaginative. Phrasal Verbs: plod along / on to make very slow progress, especially with difficult or boring work
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