labor, labour, toil(verb)
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, toil, grind, dig, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, labor, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Work is the generic term for any continuous application of energy toward an end; work may be hard or easy. Labor is hard and wearying work; toil is straining and exhausting work. Work is also used for any result of working, physical or mental, and has special senses, as in mechanics, which labor and toil do not share. Drudgery is plodding, irksome, and often menial work. Compare ACT; BUSINESS.
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Translations for toil
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- كدح, كد, تعبArabic
- treballCatalan, Valencian
- dřina, dřítCzech
- sich quälen, schuften, sich plagenGerman
- κόπος, μόχθοςGreek
- ahkerointi, raataa, uurastus, vastukset, vaiva, rehkiäFinnish
- baruffa, tenzone, fatica, disputa, lavoro, diverbio, litigioItalian
- labeuren, gezwoeg, werkenDutch
- трудиться, работа, трудRussian
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