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belabour

verb [T] UK formal (US belabor) uk   /bɪˈleɪ.bər/  us   /-bɚ/

belabour verb [T] (EXPLAIN)

to explain something more than necessary: There's no need to belabour the point.

belabour verb [T] (HIT)

old-fashioned to hit someone or something hard and repeatedly: She belaboured him with her walking stick.

belabour verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

UK to criticize someone
Translations of “belabour”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說明, 過多地說明…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说明, 过多地说明…
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