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Definitions and Synonyms of belabour | Another word for belabour | What is belabour?

Definition 1: attack verbally with harsh criticism - [verb of communication]

Samples where belabour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was belabored by her fellow students

Synonyms for belabour in the sense of this definition

(belabour is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

Definition 2: beat soundly - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for belabour in the sense of this definition

(belabour is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

Samples where belabour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • belabor the obvious

Synonyms for belabour in the sense of this definition

(belabour is a kind of ...) to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something

"the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold"

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