Definition of footslog in English:



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  • (especially of a soldier) walk or march for a long distance, typically wearily or with effort.

    ‘they footslogged around the two villages’
    • ‘Further, if a divine deed is to be done and a benefit therefrom is to be acquired, one has to footslog.’
    • ‘But while the audience get to wend their way along the four-mile route through the trees on golf carts, the performers will be footslogging ahead through the mud.’
    • ‘Then he brooded more about footslogging through the mud, about the rats and lice, than the history he was making.’
    • ‘I rapidly tired of the project and ended up footslogging the Falls road in West Belfast.’
    • ‘And if you are willing to footslog it around the range, you will see photogenic ravines, where streams swirl and gurgle over huge rocks.’
    • ‘Then my own private ‘Long March,’ though in the midst of thousands similarly footslogging their way home, from Huangpi Road to Changshu Road.’
    • ‘We had footslogged three days, sometimes leading our mounts, sometimes riding, to get to this remote valley in the Vilcabamba mountains of southern Peru.’
    • ‘He footslogged it around the world-famous Dal Lake, visiting all the Mughal Gardens at Nishat, Shalimar and Harwan and the Botanical Gardens, but all in vain.’
    • ‘This squad footslogs towards the front, and gets to shoot 6 shots past the 12’ rapid-fire range.’
    • ‘The rest of the trek passed by in a blur as we footslogged through mud and pelting rain and crossed the small streams flowing between the rocks.’
    • ‘There'll be more to come and thanks to the many choristers who footslogged their way around Orange with the letter drop that was a part of the membership drive.’
    • ‘After lunch we footslogged around Chiang Mai looking for bargains in bras.’
    • ‘Main priority is taking out transports, then it's just a case of slaughtering everything as it footslogs towards me.’
    • ‘We reached the 200 mile mark today as we footslogged through the runoff.’
    trudge, traipse, slog, hike, trek, tramp, plod, troop, walk, march, pace, stride
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  • A long and exhausting walk or march.

    • ‘It is also associated with the following keywords: treks, expeditions, footslogs, hikes, long hauls’
    • ‘The most arresting display we have seen on our footslog around the footstreets belongs to the festively titled Snow Home on Gillygate.’
    • ‘Once on Dursey Island, known as the ‘last outpost of County Cork’ it's often a real footslog to get around.’
    • ‘But maybe with the most recent wave of gentrification, venturing past 24th Street now seems like less of a footslog or maybe Lotus Garden's unswerving support base's cries were heard.’
    • ‘This is a daunting thing to hear as you embark on a 26.2 mile footslog across the desert.’
    hike, trek, slog, traipse, trudge, tramp, walk, march, route march, long haul
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