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moil

moil

 
pronunciation:
moIl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: moiled, moiling, moils
definition 1: to work hard; labor; drudge.
synonyms:
drudge, grub, labor, plod, slave, slog, toil
similar words:
endeavor, plug, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, travail, work
definition 2: to churn or swirl about.
synonyms:
churn, eddy, roil, swirl
similar words:
heave, lash, rage, rush, surge, toss, whip, whirl
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: difficult or tedious work; toil; drudgery.
synonyms:
drudgery, fag, grind, slavery, toil, travail
similar words:
chore, labor, load, onus, treadmill
definition 2: confusion, agitation, or trouble; turmoil.
synonyms:
commotion, confusion, tumult, turmoil
similar words:
bedlam, brouhaha, chaos, disarray, disorder, disturbance, fracas, hurly-burly, melee, pandemonium, riot, uproar
derivation: moiler (n.)