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English definition of “labour”


verb UK (US labor)     /ˈleɪ.bər/ US  /-bɚ/
[I] to do hard physical work : He travelled around Europe labouring to pay his way. [+ to infinitive] Three hours after the explosion , rescue teams were still labouring to free those trapped .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work [I + adv/prep] to do something slowly with great physical or mental effort : He laboured up the hill with his heavy load . She's been labouring over the same article for days .Slow and moving slowly
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