from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Chiefly British Variant of belabor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To labour about; labour over; work hard upon; ply diligently.
- v. To beat soundly; thump; beat someone.
- v. To attack someone verbally.
- v. To discuss something repeatedly; to harp on.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attack verbally with harsh criticism
- v. beat soundly
- v. to work at or to absurd length
* Perhaps a bit obviously, but the film does not belabour the point; rather, it brings up the matter once, and then lets the story play out the implications and consequences.
But since I have touched upon this in recent days, I won't belabour that point further.
They scratch, they taunt, they boast and belabour.
Addison's shock at receiving praise is convincing, almost as though – after five years in The Thick Of It – he'd been expecting Malcolm Tucker to belabour him with rococo abuse for being too honest.
It may well become a cult favourite, like Natali's Cube – it doesn't take the issues of science ethics overly seriously, and it certainly doesn't belabour its audience with anything as sanctimonious as a moral, although if it did, this might usefully read: don't for heaven's sake have sex with a biotech demi-human crossbreed, it's a very bad idea!
I have already discussed what's up your fundament, so I won't belabour it further and ask which particular bug it is, but I can guess.
Not to belabour the case against software patents, but as a newly converted follower of the Cult of Mac I found this one quite interesting.
Why must we belabour the point as though the feelings of the victim are inconsequential.
I see that Neo has lumbered in with a clunking attempt at humour in the guise of one of his many anonymous sockpuppets, reminding us all again how painfully unfunny most conservatives are because of their compulsive need to belabour things to death.
To belabour the joke, I too would eat her, especially given these trying economic times.