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  1. toil
    IPA[toil]
  2. verb

    • 1. work extremely hard or incessantly:

      we toiled away Richard toiled to build his editorial team
      Synonym : work hard, labor, work one's fingers to the bone, work like a Trojan, work like a dog, work day and night, exert oneself, keep at it, keep one's nose to the grindstone, grind away, slave away, grub away, plow away, plod away, slog away, peg away, beaver away, plug away, put one's back into something, work one's guts out, work one's socks off, knock oneself out, sweat blood, kill oneself, graft away, fag, bullock, work one's balls/arse/nuts off, work one's ass/butt off, drudge, travail, moil
    • 2. move slowly and with difficulty:

      she began to toil up the cliff path
      Synonym : struggle, move with difficulty, labor, trudge, tramp, traipse, slog, plod, trek, footslog, sweat, drag oneself, fight (one's way), push, trog, yomp, schlep

    noun

    • 1. exhausting physical labor:

      a life of toil
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: toil, plural noun: toils

    • v.: verb: toil, 3rd person present: toils, gerund or present participle: toiling, past tense: toiled, past participle: toiled

    • verb

      work extremely hard or incessantly:

      move slowly and with difficulty:

    • noun

      exhausting physical labour:
    • plural

      used in reference to a situation regarded as a trap:
    • plural

      used in reference to a situation regarded as a trap:
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