v. slogged, slog·ging, slogs
1. To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod: slog across the swamp; slogged through both volumes.
2. To work diligently for long hours: slogged away at Latin.
1. To make (one's way) with a slow heavy pace against resistance.
2. To strike with heavy blows.
1. A long exhausting march or hike: a slog through miles of jungle.
2. A long session of hard work: an 18-hour slog in the hay fields.
[Perhaps alteration of SLUG3.]
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