verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for belabor
To belabor the comparison a bit, the same could be said for the American Dream.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And she chose the dinner party where he was the guest to belabor him with this abuse.
And finally, not to belabor it, there was the Palin nomination.
The appearance of a lady on the scene did not calm Thlnies wrath; she continued to belabor the lost child, exclaiming: Ah!Paul and His Dog, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIV)|Charles Paul de Kock
Whereat the furious fox-hunter began to belabor the squire with the whip, all the witnesses giving him plenty of room.The Road to Paris|Robert Neilson Stephens
Julien got into the cabriolet beside the driver, who began at once to belabor vigorously his mulish animal.A Woodland Queen, Complete|Andre Theuriet
An old woman, standing by our camp, continued to belabor a good-looking young man for hours with her tongue.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
“You wicked young rascal, I shall tell the policeman of you,” she gasped, and began to belabor Sylvia with her umbrella.The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett|Compton Mackenzie
Word Origin and History for belabor
1590s, "to exert one's strength upon," from be- + labor (v.). But figurative sense of "assail with words" is attested somewhat earlier (1590s); and belabored is attested from mid-15c. with a sense of "tilled, cultivated."