labouring


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labouring

(ˈleɪbərɪŋ) or

laboring

adj
of or relating to working (esp in a job of a physical nature)hardworking; drudging
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.labouring - doing arduous or unpleasant worklabouring - doing arduous or unpleasant work; "drudging peasants"; "the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton"; "toiling coal miners in the black deeps"
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
Translations

labouring

, (US) laboring
adj labouring classArbeiterklasse f; labouring jobAushilfsjob m
References in classic literature ?
When he entered I could see he was labouring under controlled excitement.
The start was made with only a dozen Kru boys, Trent himself, stripped to the shirt, labouring amongst them spade in hand.
Randomised controlled trial of labouring in water compared with standard augmentation for management of dystocia in first stage of labour, British Medical Journal, 2004, 328(7435):314-319.