[ bih-ley-ber ]
See synonyms for: belaborbelaboring on

verb (used with object)
  1. to explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary: He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed.

  2. to assail persistently, as with scorn or ridicule: a book that belabors the provincialism of his contemporaries.

  1. to beat vigorously; ply with heavy blows.

  2. Obsolete. to labor at.

Origin of belabor

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + labor
  • Also especially British, be·la·bour .

Words Nearby belabor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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