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labour

2 verb
     
labour2 British English ; labor American English [intransitive]
1 to work hard:
They laboured all day in the mills.
labour over
I've been labouring over this report all morning.
labour to do something
Ray had little talent but labored to acquire the skills of a writer.
2

labour under a delusion/misconception/misapprehension etc

to believe something that is not true:
She had laboured under the misconception that Bella liked her.
3

labour the point

to describe or explain something in too much detail or when people have already understood it
4 [always + adverb/preposition]TT to move slowly and with difficulty:
I could see the bus labouring up the steep, windy road.

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