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labour

noun
hard work
trabajo
The building of the cathedral involved considerable labour/labor over two centuries People engaged in manual labour/labor are often badly paid.
workmen on a job
obreros, mano de obra
The firm is having difficulty hiring labour/labor.
(in a pregnant woman etc) the process of childbirth
parto, dolores de parto
She was in labour/labor for several hours before the baby was born.
used (with capital) as a name for the Socialist party in the United Kingdom.
Partido Laborista
laborious /ləˈboːriəs/ adjective difficult; requiring hard work
laborioso
Moving house is always a laborious process.
laboriously adverb
con gran dificultad
I laboriously checked each envelope to make sure they all contained the correct documents.
laboriousness noun
laboriosidad
labourer noun ( laborer) a workman who is employed to do heavy work requiring little skill
jornalero, trabajador
the labourers/laborers on a building/construction site.
labour court noun ( labor court) (legal) a court of law for settling disputes between management and workers.
tribunal laboral
labour dispute noun ( labor dispute) a disagreement between management and workers about working conditions, pay etc
conflicto laboral
The labour/labor dispute between the two parties has been amicably resolved.
labour-saving adjective ( labor-saving) intended to lessen work
que ahorra trabajo
washing-machines and other labour-saving/labor-saving devices.
(Definition of labour from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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