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Etymology:

From be- (“about, around”) +‎ labour. Compare bework.


Verb:

belabour (third-person singular simple present belabours, present participle belabouring, simple past and past participle belaboured) (transitive) To labour about; labour over; work hard upon; ply diligently. (UK, transitive) To beat soundly; thump; beat someone. 1856: Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling He saw the village; he was seen coming bending forward upon his horse, belabouring it with great blows, the girths dripping with blood. (UK, transitive) To attack someone verbally. (UK, transitive) To discuss something repeatedly; to harp on. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. - Inaugural speech 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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3.bel canto
4.bel esprit
5.bel paese
6.bel-accoyle
7.bel-esprit
8.belabor
9.belabour
10.belabouredly
11.belabourer
12.belace
13.beladle
14.belah
15.belaid
16.belam
17.belamour
18.belamy
19.beland
20.belap
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