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chug

(jargon)
To run slowly; to grind or grovel. "The disk is chugging like crazy."
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Ours was the only village that boasted of a train station and two passenger trains stopped there for ten whole minutes while many other diesel trains chugged on by.
When they chugged across the floor in earthbound arabesques, they gave a hint of their lethal power.
AN HISTORIC narrowboat chugged into Rugby yesterday for a whistle- stop tour of Hillmorton Locks.
We headed north from Bridgewater Boats' HQ at Berkhamsted and chugged through some delightfully quiet Chilterns countryside.
When I visited, it chugged only on the central level, bypassing many of the works and leaving them strangely inactivated.