toil
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Middle English; from the Anglo-Norman French toiler "strive, dispute," toil "confusion," from the Latin tudiculare "stir about," from tudicula "machine for crushing olives," related to tundere "crush"
Synonyms
verb
strivesweatdrudgelabor
Antonyms
verb
idlelazerelaxrest
Definition
verbto engage in hard and continuous work; labor arduously
Examples
verbA) He loved to toil, but nothing compared to the feeling of coming home after a long day in the field. B) Her mother always got onto her because she was not one to toil; she only did the bare minimum at work.
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