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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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