belabor

  • 21Belabored — Belabor Be*la bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belabored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belaboring}.] 1. To ply diligently; to work carefully upon. If the earth is belabored with culture, it yieldeth corn. Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat soundly; to cudgel. [1913 …

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  • 22Belaboring — Belabor Be*la bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belabored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belaboring}.] 1. To ply diligently; to work carefully upon. If the earth is belabored with culture, it yieldeth corn. Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat soundly; to cudgel. [1913 …

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  • 23belaboring — belabor (Amer.) be·la·bor || bɪ leɪbÉ™ v. criticize, ridicule; excessively elaborate on a topic; beat, hit (also belabour) …

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  • 24belabors — belabor (Amer.) be·la·bor || bɪ leɪbÉ™ v. criticize, ridicule; excessively elaborate on a topic; beat, hit (also belabour) …

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  • 25beat — vb 1 Beat, pound, pummel, thrash, buffet, baste, belabor are comparable when they mean to strike re peatedly. Beat, the usual and general word of this group, may imply no more than the simple action of repeated striking (as with one s hands or an …

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  • 26point — I n. location, position, place, spot 1) to arrive at, reach a point 2) an assembly; cutoff; focal; jumping off; pressure; rallying; salient; starting; turning; vanishing; vantage point 3) the point of no return 4) at a point (at that point in… …

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  • 27beat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. throb, stroke, accent, rhythm; pulse; route. See business, region. v. throb, pulsate; strike, batter; conquer, defeat. See regularity, impulse, superiority, agitation. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …

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  • 28pummel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. pommel, beat, belabor. See impulse, punishment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. beat, pound, trounce; see beat 1 , 2 , hit 1 . See Synonym Study at beat . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. pommel, beat,… …

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  • 29belabour — British English spelling of BELABOR (Cf. belabor) (q.v.); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or) …

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  • 30belabour — [[t]bɪle͟ɪbə(r)[/t]] belabours, belabouring, belaboured (in AM, use belabor) 1) VERB If you belabour someone or something, you hit them hard and repeatedly. [OLD FASHIONED] [V n] Men began to belabour his shoulders, his head, his arms with sticks …

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  • 31abuse — v 1. misuse, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate; wrong, aggrieve, Inf. shaft, Inf. give [s.o.] the shaft, disrespect, Sl. do [s.o.] dirty, Sl. kick [s.o.] around; profane, pervert, prostitute; exploit, impose upon, take advantage of, walk all… …

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  • 32hit — v 1. strike, smite, thwack, slap, smack, Australian. ding; cuff, buffet, knock, punch, box, sandbag, Scot. dunt, Scot, and North Eng. paik, Inf. clout, Inf. slug, Inf. whack, Inf. knock [s.o. s] block off, Inf. wallop, Inf. crown, Sl. conk, Dial …

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  • 33labor the point — See: BELABOR THE POINT …

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  • 34labor the point — See: BELABOR THE POINT …

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  • 35Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …

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  • 36Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …

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  • 37Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …

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  • 38Beaten — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …

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  • 39Beating — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …

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  • 40Celosia cristata — Coxcomb Cox comb (k?ks k?m ), n. [A corrupted spelling of cock s comb.] 1. (a) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps. (b) The cap itself. [1913 Webster] 2. The top of the head, or …

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