Definition of plod:
swig, plug, slug, nose, trek, blow up, barge, hump, slough, dramatize, stamp, plug away, amble, hike, bang away, drudge, galumph, stride, flounder, travail, scuffle, clomp, peg, range, drudgery, roam, fill out, stomp, trudge, flog, creak, grind, cast, roll, clump, saunter, strain, lard, grub, wade, tug, plow, drift, snail, inch, moil, embellish, endeavor, peg away, stumble, aggrandize, lump, scuff, shuffle, stray, stroll, tramp, embroider, struggle, plodding, rove, slouch, step, bolster, dig, footslog, sweat, limp, move, strive, dramatise, swan, wander, pound, vagabond, ramble, slog, bumble, donkeywork, fag, lumber, walk, hustle, toil, blunder, stump, pad, beaver, slave, work, aggrandise, slop, tromp, shamble, ooze.
- "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
It is a difficult thing to move a great mass of men through a desolate country by small units and leave them dependent on the country, and it is rather wonderful that they do it so neatly and effect the junctions so well; but the private soldier, who stands for those little black blocks on the military map, has a boy's impatience in him; and a very wise man, if he wishes to keep an army in spirit, will avoid counter- marching as much as he can, for- I cannot tell why- nothing takes the heart out of a man like having to plod over again the very way he has just come.- "Hills and the Sea", H. Belloc.
- "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.