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toil1

toil1

 
 
pronunciation:
toIl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: long or laborious work or effort.
synonyms:
elbow grease, moil, travail
antonyms:
leisure
similar words:
drudgery, effort, grind, labor, slavery, work
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: toiled, toiling, toils
definition 1: to work or strive long and laboriously.
synonyms:
labor, moil, travail
antonyms:
rest
similar words:
drudge, endeavor, grub, plod, plow, slave, struggle, trouble, tug, work
definition 2: to go or proceed with great effort.
The travelers toiled through the thick swamp.
synonyms:
labor, plow, struggle
similar words:
agonize, drive, plod, wrestle
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derivation: toiler (n.)