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belabor

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verb be·la·bor \bi-ˈlā-bər, bē-\

Simple Definition of belabor

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to attack verbally b :  to beat soundly

  3. 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.



1596

First Known Use of belabor

1596

Rhymes with belabor



BELABOR Defined for Kids

belabor

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verb be·la·bor \bi-ˈlā-bər\

Definition of belabor

be·la·boredbe·la·bor·ing

  1. :  to keep explaining or insisting on to excess <belabor an argument>





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