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Definition 1: productive work (especially physical work done for wages) - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

Synonyms for toil in the sense of this definition

(toil is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of toil ) capturing cattle or horses with a lasso

(... is a kind of toil ) the act of working too much or too long

"he became ill from overwork"

(... is a kind of toil ) labor done with the hands

(... is a kind of toil ) cutting grass and curing it to make hay

(... is a kind of toil ) professional work done according to formula

(... is a kind of toil ) the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

(... is a kind of toil ) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

(... is a kind of toil ) hard monotonous routine work

(... is a kind of toil ) unpaid labor (as for the maintenance of roads) required by a lord of his vassals in lieu of taxes

(... is a kind of toil ) work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

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

  • She was digging away at her math homework
  • Lexicographers drudge all day long

Synonyms for toil in the sense of this definition

(toil is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

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