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belabour Explained

belabour at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

BrE belabor AmE v [T]
1 belabour the point: formal to keep emphasizing a fact or idea in a way that is annoying//
2 old-fashioned to hit someone or something hard:

belabour at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

belabour
v 1: to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious" [syn:
{belabor}]
2: beat soundly [syn: {belabor}]
3: attack verbally with harsh criticism; "She was belabored by
her fellow students" [syn: {belabor}]

belabour at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* belabor (US)

Etymology

From Inter: prefix » be|t1=about, around|labour. Compare Inter: term » bework.

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » eɪbə(r)

Verb

Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To labour about; labour over; work hard upon; ply diligently.
    1. Inter: British » transitive To beat soundly; thump; beat someone.
    2. 1856: Inter: w » Gustave Flaubert, Inter: w » Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
    3. :He saw the village; he was seen coming bending forward upon his horse, belabouring it with great blows, the girths dripping with blood.
    4. Inter: British » transitive To attack someone verbally.
    5. Inter: British » transitive To discuss something repeatedly; to harp on.
    6. : Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. - Inaugural speech 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To attack someone verbally

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обиждам

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|haukkua


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To beat someone
    • Bulgarian: удрям силно, налагам


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piestä

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » belabour
    Translation: es » belabour
    Translation: ko » belabour
    Translation: kn » belabour
    Translation: my » belabour
    Translation: pl » belabour
    Translation: ta » belabour
    Translation: te » belabour
    Translation: vi » belabour
    Translation: zh » belabour