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swonken

[swong-kuh n]
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verb
  1. past participle of swink.
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swink

[swingk]British Archaic.
verb (used without object), swank or swonk, swonk·en, swink·ing, noun
  1. labor; toil.
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Origin of swink

before 900; Middle English swinken, Old English swincan; akin to swing1
Related formsswink·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swonken

swink

verb
  1. (intr) to toil or drudge
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noun
  1. toil or drudgery
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Derived Formsswinker, noun

Word Origin

Old English swinc, from swincan
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