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English noun: toil

1. toil (act) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

SamplesHis labor did not require a great deal of skill.

Synonymslabor, labour

Broader (hypernym)work

Narrower (hyponym)corvee, donkeywork, drudgery, effort, elbow grease, exertion, grind, hackwork, haymaking, hunt, hunting, manual labor, manual labour, overwork, overworking, plodding, roping, slavery, sweat, travail

English verb: toil

1. toil (social) work hard

SamplesShe was digging away at her math homework.
Lexicographers drudge all day long.

Synonymsdig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, travail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)do work, work

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