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Noun
Work, especially physical, manual or hard labor
“Most are low-end workers doing street-cleaning or other manual labor.”
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A piece of work or assignment to be done or undertaken
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“The labor involved includes time for stripping the old wax, applying new wax, and mopping and buffing at regular intervals throughout the cycle.”
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Effort or energy expended on work, a task, or a goal
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“I knew nothing about any rewards, but I was willing to put in the labor.”
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Workers, especially manual workers, considered collectively
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“The tile company had callously sacked several regular workers and replaced them with casual labor.”
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Something made, achieved or produced through effort
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“While this book was a personal labor of love for nearly five years, it could never have been produced without the help and cooperation of many people.”
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A difficult or tedious undertaking
“It was a great labor for her to whisper, so I leaned in close to her.”
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The process of childbirth or bearing young
“She underwent labor and the subsequent delivery of her first child by Caesarean section.”
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A state of bondage, slavery, or subjugation to another person
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A very unpleasant and prolonged experience
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The state or condition of being difficult
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The cultivation of arable land by plowing, sowing and raising crops
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Long period of time
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To apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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“Bestor was appointed general agent, with the understanding that he would labor to complete at once the endowment of the college.”
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To agonize over something
“He used to labor over his decision of which students to choose for the EAE program, but now he says that nearly any student who really wants to join can do it.”
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To greatly emphasize a point or issue
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“Perhaps one need not labor the point to exhaustion to be able to eliminate the idea of a widespread conspiracy to deceive.”
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To be burdened or disadvantaged by something
“We labor under the expectations of others and our given culture.”
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To persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
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To move around or sideways unsteadily
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To repeatedly mention a subject
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To exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
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To break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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To carry out a role or penalty
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To shape or form a given material
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