verb (used with object)
- bel geddes, norman,
- bel paese,
- belabor the point,
Origin of belabor
Examples from the Web for belabour
He took the whip and stood up to belabour the wretched sleeper about the neck, face and shoulders.Moscow|Fred Whishaw
But he was more concerned to belabour John Redmond and to dig Devlin in the ribs than to argue merits of measure.
It is exhausting to belabour a thick-skinned and obstinate animal with a stick.Blue Lights|R.M. Ballantyne
For Evan Thomas could scarcely come at a time of such affliction to assert his claims of wreck, and to belabour right and left.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
He may hit me on the head and they may belabour me from behind.White Nights and Other Stories|Fyodor Dostoevsky
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."