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toil n : productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill" [syn: labor, labour] v : work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil]

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labor, work


  1. to labour, to work
  2. to struggle

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Scottish Gaelic



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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