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Plod, 1) to walk heavily and laboriously: “the beast that bears me --s dully on,” Sonn. 50, 6. “trudge, p. away o' the hoof,” Wiv. I, 3, 91. “barefoot p. I the cold ground upon,” All's III, 4, 6. “though patience be a tired mare, yet she will p.” H5 II, 1, 26. “--ed by my foot-cloth mule,” H6B IV, 1, 54. Transitively: if one of mean affairs may p. it (the way) “in a week,” Cymb. III, 2, 53.
2) to toil, to drudge: “universal --ing poisons up the nimble spirits,” LLL IV, 3, 305. “I have laid by my majesty and --ed like a man for working-days,” H5 I, 2, 277.
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