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Noun
Very hard or unpleasant work
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“… a political dissident forced to do six months of hard labor in the salt mines as punishment.”
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Something produced by physical or intellectual effort
“… a small, personal film that was clearly a labor of love for the director and actors.”
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The act or process of giving birth to children
“The mother's labor lasted for six hours.”
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A dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work
“… one of the labors of Hercules in classical mythology was to clean out the stables of King Augeas.”
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Great effort expended towards a particular goal or aim
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The cultivation of arable land by plowing, sowing and raising crops
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The state of being a serf
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The personnel employed in an organization
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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Long period of time
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A person employed in maintenance or operations
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The action of helping or doing work for someone
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To devote serious and sustained effort
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“The young lawyer labored most of the weekend over the difficult legal brief.”
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To cause persistent suffering to
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Dwell on
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To wheel or roll, especially by pushing
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To persist in
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Work too hard
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To exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
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Struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water
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To break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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To bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively
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To carry out a role or penalty
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To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
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To shape or form a given material
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