/ (bɪˈleɪbə) /
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to beat severely; thrash
to attack verbally; criticize harshly
an obsolete word for labour
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby belabour
Békésy, bel, Bela, belabor, belabor the point, belabour, Belafonte, belah, bélandre, Bel and the Dragon, Belarus
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How to use belabour in a sentence
Bruin's master did not fail to take the part of his companion, and, in his turn, began to belabour the dog.
At one time some worthy fellow entreats us to take up the public cudgel and belabour a blatant Economist.
Baba Yaga appears with the usual phenomena, and the usual dialogue follows, till she begins to belabour the hero with her pestle.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
He took the whip and stood up to belabour the wretched sleeper about the neck, face and shoulders.Moscow|Fred Whishaw
Saying which, she proceeded to belabour the poor Dwarf with her knotted stick, clutching him fast by his ear the while.The Geste of Duke Jocelyn|Jeffery Farnol