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toil2

toil2

 
pronunciation:
toIl
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) anything that entraps, entangles, or afflicts with difficulties.
caught in the toils of the octopusin the toils of government regulations and red tape
synonyms:
mesh, net, snare, trap
similar words:
labyrinth, maze, morass, pitfall, tentacles, thicket, web