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belabor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belabor  \Be*la"bor\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Belabored};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Belaboring}.] 
  1.  To  ply  diligently;  to  work  carefully  upon  ``If  the  earth 
  is  belabored  with  culture,  it  yieldeth  corn.''  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  To  beat  soundly;  to  cudgel. 
 
  Ajax  belabors  there  a  harmless  ox  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belabor 
  v  1:  to  work  at  or  to  absurd  length:  "belabor  the  obvious"  [syn: 
  {belabour}] 
  2:  attack  verbally  with  harsh  criticism;  "She  was  belabored  by 
  her  fellow  students"  [syn:  {belabour}] 
  3:  beat  soundly  [syn:  {belabour}] 




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