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- v. Present participle of slave away.
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Mary DiNunzio has been slaving away for the past eight years trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm.
Stories about the monarch's proverbial frugality, his much tooearly rising and his slaving away until late into the night, amid the permanentperil of threatening undernourishment, aroused very dubious comments.