Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Toil; labor; drudgery.
  • To toil; labor; drudge; slave.
  • To cause to toil or drudge; tire with labor; overlabor.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor.
  • transitive verb obsolete To acquire by labor.
  • noun obsolete Labor; toil; drudgery.
  • intransitive verb Obs. or Archaic To labor; to toil; to salve.

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

  • noun archaic toil, work, drudgery
  • verb archaic to labour, to work hard

Etymologies

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From Old English swinc.

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From Old English swincan.

Examples

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  • (n) labor, toil

    (v) to labor, toil, work hard; to exert oneself, take trouble

    May 13, 2008