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drudge


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drudge  \Drudge\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drudged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drudging}.]  [OE.  druggen;  prob  not  akin  to  E.  drag,  v.  t., 
  but  fr  Celtic;  cf  Ir  drugaire  a  slave  or  drudge.] 
  To  perform  menial  work  to  labor  in  mean  or  unpleasant 
  offices  with  toil  and  fatigue. 
 
  He  gradually  rose  in  the  estimation  of  the  booksellers 
  for  whom  he  drudged.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drudge  \Drudge\,  v.  t. 
  To  consume  laboriously;  --  with  away 
 
  Rise  to  our  toils  and  drudge  away  the  day  --Otway. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drudge  \Drudge\,  n. 
  One  who  drudges;  one  who  works  hard  in  servile  employment;  a 
  mental  servant.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drudge 
  n  1:  one  who  works  hard  at  boring  tasks  [syn:  {hack},  {hacker}] 
  2:  a  laborer  who  is  obliged  to  do  menial  work  [syn:  {peon},  {navvy}, 
  {galley  slave}] 
  v  :  work  hard;  "She  was  digging  away  at  her  math  homework"  [syn: 
  {labor},  {labour},  {toil},  {fag},  {travail},  {grind},  {dig}, 
  {moil}] 




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