Overlabor
Overlabor O`ver*la"bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlabored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlaboring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to labor excessively; to overwork. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To labor upon excessively; to refine unduly. [1913 Webster]


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  • Overlabored — Overlabor O ver*la bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlabored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlaboring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to labor excessively; to overwork. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To labor upon excessively; to refine unduly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlaboring — Overlabor O ver*la bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlabored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlaboring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to labor excessively; to overwork. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To labor upon excessively; to refine unduly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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