from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip. See Synonyms at beat.
- transitive v. To assail verbally.
- transitive v. To discuss repeatedly or at length; harp on: Don't belabor the point.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Alternative spelling of belabour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To ply diligently; to work carefully upon.
- transitive v. To beat soundly; to cudgel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To work hard upon; ply diligently.
- To beat soundly; thump.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attack verbally with harsh criticism
- v. to work at or to absurd length
- v. beat soundly
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He tends to find a point in his case (and in both books, the point he chooses to belabor is ridiculous and would not BE a point in a real case of law) and go over and over and over that point ad nauseum until you want to scream.
To belabor the obvious, La Jornada is a leftist newspaper.
Not to belabor the topic, but there is an important distinction between being what is called a "foreign resident" for tax purposes and a resident with regards to your immigration status.
I don't really want to belabor this since we're not even on the original topic of this thread.
Given the many strengths of "The Murder of the Century," it might seem unkind to belabor these points.
Much though I may belabor it, the question of whether or not to shampoo before vet visits is not really so crucial as all that.
There's no need to belabor criticism of the failed system of public education, which services 50 million American students and dispenses disparate results along racial lines readily seen when relevant data are reviewed.
One need not belabor the point that this is a dire threat both to the people of Arab states and to the United States.
Not to belabor this point Movintomx but coincidentally there is a discussion of crime at Lakeside on Chapala.
Sometimes we have to leave our kids alone to play, and not obsess, belabor, hover or cajole like tiger mothers of the imagination.