verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of moil
Related Words for moiledstrive, travail, strain, work, drive, grind, plod, sweat, struggle, back, drudge, toil, slave, endeavor, tend, cultivate, tug, fag
Examples from the Web for moiled
Historical Examples of moiled
I like a fool, toiled and moiled for her night and day and this is my reward.'An Anarchist Woman
They toiled and moiled till they were quite exhausted, but all in vain.The King of Root Valley
You see I was the adventurer, the man mussed and moiled by life and its problems.Marching Men
It seems as if the earth toiled and moiled to simply supply her wants.Days and Nights in London
J. Ewing Ritchie
He had toiled and moiled, day and night, and been faithful to his trust.The Turtles of Tasman
Word Origin for moil
"to labour in the mire" [Johnson], c.1400, from Old French moillier "to wet, moisten" (12c., Modern French mouiller), from Vulgar Latin *molliare, from Latin mollis "soft," from PIE *mel- "soft" (see mild). Related: Moiled; moiling.
"toil, labor," 1612, from moil (v.).