Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. toil, work, drudgery
  • v. to labour, to work hard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Labor; toil; drudgery.
  • intransitive v. To labor; to toil; to salve.
  • transitive v. To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor.
  • transitive v. To acquire by labor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To toil; labor; drudge; slave.
  • To cause to toil or drudge; tire with labor; overlabor.
  • n. Toil; labor; drudgery.

Etymologies

From Old English swinc. (Wiktionary)
From Old English swincan. (Wiktionary)

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  • (n) labor, toil
    (v) to labor, toil, work hard; to exert oneself, take trouble

    May 13, 2008