belabor

[ bih-ley-ber ]
/ bɪˈleɪ bər /

verb (used with object)

to explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary: He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed.
to assail persistently, as with scorn or ridicule:a book that belabors the provincialism of his contemporaries.
to beat vigorously; ply with heavy blows.
Obsolete. to labor at.

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Also especially British, be·la·bour .

Origin of belabor

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + labor
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