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Meaning of BELABOR

Pronunciation:  bi'leybur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  attack verbally with harsh criticism; "She was belabored by her fellow students"
  2. [v]  beat soundly
  3. [v]  to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious"
 

BELABOR is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: belabour, belabour, belabour
 
 See Also: beat, beat up, criticise, criticize, pick apart, work at, work on, work over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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