verb (used without object), slaved, slav·ing.
verb (used with object), slaved, slav·ing.
Origin of slave
Related formsslave·less, adjectiveslave·like, adjectivepro·slave, adjectivesem·i·slave, noun
Examples from the Web for slaving
Instead of slaving over the sauce just before dinner, you can chat with your guests, or concentrate on the entree.
We listened to you, and now we're slaving away, often at jobs we can't stand and with people we loathe.
Women have been slaving away in the kitchen for eons, maybe a little bit longer.
When not slaving over casseroles in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen, she edits Nerve's culture blog, Scanner.
Mercer worked frantically in his laboratory, slaving feverishly beside the big hood.
And yet never a free evening had this boy but he must spend it behind our counter, slaving like the best of us for sheer love.Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front|E. W. Hornung
But I can't keep on slaving from morning till night giving people their wishes.Five Children and It|E. Nesbit
You were thinking how lucky we are to be here picking nuts in the woods instead of slaving away in Clintonia High.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
"I shall hate to give up this life and go to slaving in the bank again," he complained.Tom Swift and his Motor-boat|Victor Appleton
British Dictionary definitions for slaving
- a device that is controlled by or that duplicates the action of another similar device (the master device)
- (as modifier)slave cylinder