Toil

Definition of Toil

n.1.A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; - usually in the plural.
As a Numidian lion, when first caught,
Endures the toil that holds him.
- Denham.
Then toils for beasts, and lime for birds, were found.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.
[imp. & p. p. Toiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Toiling.]
v. t.1.To weary; to overlabor.
2.To labor; to work; - often with out.
Places well toiled and husbanded.
- Holland.
[I] toiled out my uncouth passage.
- Milton.
n.1.Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.
My task of servile toil.
- Milton.
After such bloody toil, we bid good night.
- Shak.
You do not know the heavy grievances,
The toils, the labors, weary drudgeries,
Which they impose.
- Southern.
How often have I blessed the coming day,
When toil remitting lent its turn to play.
- Goldsmith.

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