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English noun: elbow grease

1. elbow grease (act) use of physical or mental energy; hard work


SamplesHe got an A for effort.
They managed only with great exertion.


Synonymseffort, exertion, sweat, travail


Broader (hypernym)labor, labour, toil


Narrower (hyponym)application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, least effort, least resistance, overexertion, overkill, physical exercise, physical exertion, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, trouble, workout









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