Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To harass with toil.
  • To execute with too much care.

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

  • transitive verb To cause to labor excessively; to overwork.
  • transitive verb To labor upon excessively; to refine unduly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Conservatives are, not to overlabor the obvious, marginalized in the cultural elite, even though they are powerful in the political elite.

    Crooked Timber

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