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English definition of “slave”

slave

verb [I usually + adv/prep]     /sleɪv/ informal
to work very hard at something: We slaved away all week at the report.humorous I've been slaving over a hot stove (= cooking) all morning. → See also enslaveWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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