chugged chugged  /ˈtʃəɡd/


  1. (n) the dull explosive noise made by an engine
  2. (v) make a dull, explosive sound


  1. Witness chugged off to the new screening with a high and hopeful heart.
  2. Then they chugged across northern Africa, arrived in Manhattan on an export steamer a fortnight ago.
  3. This time around, China joined Japan as a big buyer of Treasuries, interest rates stayed low, and the economy chugged along.


  • Photos: State 1A Champs in Girls Track and Creative Writing have firetruck parade

    A Firetruck parade of State Champions is a noteworthy occasion. With lights blazing and sirens wailing, the two James River High School state 1A champion teams chugged down Main Street, Buchanan on top of firetrucks. A car from Georgia closely followed the Firetruck parade of State champs on Sunday afternoon in Buchanan. Apparent tourists driving [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times


  1. Flansburgh says, "We've happily just chugged along on the slowest-moving roller coaster in show business."
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: John Flansburgh Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "When the first automobile chugged into town, driven by the Inqvist twins," Keillor writes in Lake Wobegon Days, "the crowd's interest was muted, less wholehearted than if there had been a good fire."
    on Jul 7, 2006 By: Garrison Keillor Source:

  3. "It was the complete opposite of last night," Chipper said. "It was good to come out and do something in the first inning. Edgar and Andruw hitting those homers early gave [Thomson] a nice little cushion, and the offense just kind of chugged...
    on May 24, 2006 By: Chipper Jones Source:

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