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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