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belabor

verb be·la·bor \bi-ˈlā-bər, bē-\

: to talk about (something) for too long : to repeat or stress (something) too much or too often

: to attack or criticize (someone)

Full Definition of BELABOR

transitive verb
1
a :  to attack verbally
b :  to beat soundly
2
:  to explain or insist on excessively <belabor the obvious>

Examples of BELABOR

  1. Her habit of belaboring the obvious makes her a very boring speaker.
  2. Please don't belabor the point.
  3. He uses his newspaper column to belabor writers for even the most minor grammatical errors.

First Known Use of BELABOR

1596

Rhymes with BELABOR

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