Belabor

Definition of Belabor

Be`la´bor
v. t.1.To ply diligently; to work carefully upon.
[imp. & p. p. Belabored ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Belaboring.]
2.To beat soundly; to cudgel.
Ajax belabors there a harmless ox.
- Dryden.

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