Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To talk or write about at length or excessively; harp on.
  • transitive verb To assail verbally.
  • transitive verb To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To work hard upon; ply diligently.
  • To beat soundly; thump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To ply diligently; to work carefully upon.
  • transitive verb To beat soundly; to cudgel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb US Alternative spelling of belabour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb attack verbally with harsh criticism
  • verb to work at or to absurd length
  • verb beat soundly

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