AskDefine | Define plod

Dictionary Definition

plod v : walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog, footslog, trudge, pad, tramp] [also: plodding, plodded]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity.
    We started at a brisk walk and ended at a plod.

Verb

  1. (intransitive) To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously.
    Looks like we're going to have to plod through all that mud.

Translations

to walk slowly

Bosnian

Etymology

Noun

  1. fruit (part of plant)

Croatian

Etymology

Noun

  1. fruit (part of plant)

Czech

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A fruit.
  2. An embryo.

Derived terms

Serbian

Etymology

Noun

  1. fruit (part of plant)

Slovene

Etymology

Noun

  1. fruit (part of plant)

Extensive Definition

PLOD redirects here, an acronym for "Purple Label of Death", associated with Comic Guaranty LLC.
Plod or P.C.Plod is a British slang term used to refer to a a police officer, particularly one slow-witted or dull, or - more recently - the police force in general. The term originates from the character Mr. Plod, a police officer in the Noddy stories written by Enid Blyton .
PLOD or P.L.O.D. is an acronym for Police Link Officers for Deaf people. Established in 1999 by the Hampshire Constabulary (UK), Link Officers aim to promote equality of access to the Police for deaf, deaf-blind, deafened and hard of hearing people. Similar schemes are being introduced by other police forces.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amble, andante, barge, bowl along, bundle, chug on, claudication, clump, crawl, creep, dead march, dig, dogtrot, drag, drudge, fag, flounce, flounder, foot, footpace, footslog, funeral march, grind, grub, halt, hammer, hammer away, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, jog, jog on, jog trot, jolt, jump, keep doggedly at, labor, leisurely gait, limp, lumber, lumbering pace, lunge, lurch, mince, mincing steps, moil, muck, pace, paddle, peg, peg away, piaffe, piaffer, plod along, plug, plug along, plug at, plug away, pound away, prance, rack, roll, rub on, sashay, saunter, schlep, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, slave, slink, slither, slog, slog away, slop, slouch, slow march, slow motion, stagger, stalk, stamp, stodge, stomp, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strut, stump, swagger, swing, tittup, toddle, toil, totter, traipse, tramp, trample, trash, travail, tread, trip, trudge, waddle, wade through, walk, wallow, wamble, wiggle, wobble, work, work away
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