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Adjective: laboured  ley-bu(r)d
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: labored)
  1. Lacking natural ease
    "a laboured style of debating";
    - labored [US], strained
     
  2. Requiring or showing effort
    "the subject made for laboured reading"; "laboured breathing";
    - heavy, labored [US]
Verb: labour  ley-bu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: labor)
  1. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    "She laboured for years to make a decent living";
    - tug, labor [US], push, drive, sweat
     
  2. Work hard
    "Lexicographers labour all day long";
    - labor [US], toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil [N. Amer]
     
  3. Undergo the efforts of childbirth
    - labor [US]

See also: awkward, effortful

Type of: do work, experience, fight, have, struggle, undergo, work

Encyclopedia: Laboured

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