toil Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “toil” in the English Dictionary

"toil" in British English

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toilnoun [U]

uk   us   /tɔɪl/
hard ​work, ​especiallywork that makes you ​feelphysicallytired: Lindi has ​achieved her ​comfortablelife only after ​years of hard toil.humorous Well, after a day's toil in the ​office I like to ​relax a little.

toilverb [I]

uk   us   /tɔɪl/

toil verb [I] (WORK HARD)

to ​work hard: Farm ​workers have been toiling in the 100-degree ​heat over the past ​week. After toiling away at ​work all ​week, it's good to ​relax.

toil verb [I] (MOVE)

to ​move in a ​particulardirection, ​slowly and with ​greateffort: I was toiling up the ​hill with four ​heavybags when he took ​pity on me.

TOILnoun [U]

UK specialized
written abbreviation for time off in lieu : In this ​section, the company's TOIL ​policy is ​described.
(Definition of toil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"toil" in American English

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toilnoun [U]

 us   /tɔɪl/
hard and ​tiringwork: He ​rested from the ​backbreaking toil of putting in ​fences.
toil
verb [I]  us   /tɔɪl/
Walter toiled in ​obscurity while his ​boss took the ​credit.
(Definition of toil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"TOIL" in Business English

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TOILnoun [U]

uk   us   /tɔɪl/ UK HR
abbreviation for time off in lieu
(Definition of TOIL from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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