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Adjective: labouring  ley-bu-ring
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: laboring)
  1. Doing arduous or unpleasant work
    "the bent backs of labouring slaves picking cotton"; "labouring peasants";
    - drudging, laboring [US], toiling
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: busy

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

Encyclopedia: Labouring

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