Definition of Belabour

1. Verb. To work at or to absurd length. "Belabor the obvious"

Exact synonyms: Belabor
Generic synonyms: Work At, Work On



2. Verb. Beat soundly.
Exact synonyms: Belabor
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over

3. Verb. Attack verbally with harsh criticism. "She was belabored by her fellow students"
Exact synonyms: Belabor
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart

Definition of Belabour

1. Verb. (transitive) To labour about; labour over; work hard upon; ply diligently. ¹

2. Verb. (British transitive) To beat soundly; thump; beat someone. ¹

3. Verb. (British transitive) To attack someone verbally. ¹

4. Verb. (British transitive) To discuss something repeatedly; to harp on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belabour

1. to belabor [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: belabor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belabour

beknowledge
beknown
beks
bektashi
bel-accoyle
bel canto
bel esprit
bel paese
belabor
belabored
belaboredly
belaborer
belaboring
belabors
belabour (current term)
belabour'd
belaboured
belabouredly
belabourer
belabouring
belabours
belace
belaced
belaces
belacing
beladied
beladies
beladle
belady

Literary usage of Belabour

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1. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"о. I. a. 1. to work through ; 2. to make sore by working ;fig-s. 3. to die- pose in due method, digest thoroughly; 4. о«/;/; I« belabour, vid. ..."

2. Drawing-room Plays and Parlour Pantomimes by Clement Scott (1870)
"You I'll belabour, belabour, belabour, You I'll belabour, belabour with my ire ; You I'll belabour, belabour, belabour, Yes, on your ears my hand shall bang ..."

3. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"... obtained the rose annually destined as a reward for modesty and virtue Rosse, af. jade, worthless horse Rosser, va* to belabour, bang, thrash Rossignol, ..."

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