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verb informal slog pronunciation in British English /slɒɡ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyslog
he/she/itslogs
present participleslogging
past tenseslogged
past participleslogged
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to work hard and for a long time doing something that is difficult or boring
    I slogged my way through the first 200 pages before finally abandoning it.
    slog away: Most of the night was spent slogging away at the report.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a long and tiring journey somewhere, especially by walking
    slog up/through/along etc: The soldiers were slogging through the mud.

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