Definitions for: Belabor

[v] attack verbally with harsh criticism; "She was belabored by her fellow students"
[v] beat soundly
[v] to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious"

Webster (1913) Definition: Be*la"bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belabored; p. pr. &
vb. n. Belaboring.]
1. To ply diligently; to work carefully upon. ``If the earth
is belabored with culture, it yieldeth corn.'' --Barrow.

2. To beat soundly; to cudgel.

Ajax belabors there a harmless ox. --Dryden.

Synonyms: belabour, belabour, belabour

See Also: beat, beat up, criticise, criticize, pick apart, work at, work on, work over

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