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belabor

be·la·bor

belabor

 
pronunciation:
b leI br
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: belabored, belaboring, belabors
definition 1: to continue excessive efforts on or excessive discussion of.
Don't belabor the point!
synonyms:
dwell on, hammer at, labor
similar words:
exhaust, trouble over
definition 2: to attack verbally or with blows.
synonyms:
baste, cudgel, lambaste
similar words:
abuse, batter, beat, beset, besiege, buffet, drub, hammer, pelt, pitch into, pound, pummel, thrash
Word Parts
The word belabor contains the following parts:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.
labor, laborat, lab Latin root that means to work