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labour

noun UK ( US labor)
 
 
/ˈleɪbər/
WORK [U] work, especially the type of work that needs a lot of physical effort: manual labour Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
WORKERS [U] people who work: cheap/skilled labour Workers in general
BIRTH [C, U] the stage of pregnancy when a woman has pain in the lower part of her body because the baby is coming out: to be in labour/go into labour labour pains BirthPregnancy
Labour [group] short for the Labour Party: I voted Labour (= for the Labour party) at the last election. a Labour MPPolitics
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