a : to attack verbally
b : to beat soundly
: to explain or insist on excessively <belabor the obvious>
Examples of BELABOR
- Her habit of belaboring the obvious makes her a very boring speaker.
- Please don't belabor the point.
- He uses his newspaper column to belabor writers for even the most minor grammatical errors.
First Known Use of BELABOR
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