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Workers, especially manual workers, considered collectively
“The tile company had callously sacked 29 regular workers and replaced them with casual labour supplied by Skilled.”
Work, especially physical work
“The men go off and look for casual labour during the day while women and children spend the day looking for shade.”
The process of childbirth from the start of uterine contractions to delivery
“She tells us tales of ambulances collecting women in labour to take them to the hospital delivery suites, only to be held up at a checkpoint where the women give birth.”
Productive work, esp. physical work done for wages
“The aristocratic disdain for manual labour.”
To do physical work
“Because of the current shifts and perhaps unpredictable forces in today's labour market, these demands may seem unrealistic.”
“I loved him so much, and it would kill me to see him grunting and struggling as he laboured to move himself from the bed to the chair.”
To emphasize too persistently
“Enough has been said, and there is no need to labour the point.”
To be at a disadvantage because of a mistake or false belief
“Rex was labouring under a misapprehension.”
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