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moil

 (moil)
intr.v. moiled, moil·ing, moils
1. To work hard; toil: men who moil in mines.
2. To churn about continuously: clouds moiling in the wind.
n.
1. Hard work; toil.
2. Confusion; turmoil: "the dogs shooting past her in a moil of fur and flashing feet" (T.C. Boyle).

[Middle English mollen, to soften by wetting, from Old French moillier, from Vulgar Latin *molliāre, from Latin mollia (pānis), the soft part (of bread), from neuter pl. of mollis, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

moil′er n.

moil

(mɔɪl)
vb
1. to moisten or soil or become moist, soiled, etc
2. (intr) to toil or drudge (esp in the phrase toil and moil)
n
3. toil; drudgery
4. confusion; turmoil
[C14 (to moisten; later: to work hard in unpleasantly wet conditions) from Old French moillier, ultimately from Latin mollis soft]
ˈmoiler n

moil

(mɔɪl)

v.i.
1. to work hard; drudge.
2. to whirl or eddy.
v.t.
3. Archaic. to wet or smudge.
n.
[1350–1400; Middle English moillen to make or get wet and muddy < Middle French moillier < Vulgar Latin *molliāre, derivative of Latin mollis soft]
moil′er, n.

moil


Past participle: moiled
Gerund: moiling

Imperative
moil
moil
Present
I moil
you moil
he/she/it moils
we moil
you moil
they moil
Preterite
I moiled
you moiled
he/she/it moiled
we moiled
you moiled
they moiled
Present Continuous
I am moiling
you are moiling
he/she/it is moiling
we are moiling
you are moiling
they are moiling
Present Perfect
I have moiled
you have moiled
he/she/it has moiled
we have moiled
you have moiled
they have moiled
Past Continuous
I was moiling
you were moiling
he/she/it was moiling
we were moiling
you were moiling
they were moiling
Past Perfect
I had moiled
you had moiled
he/she/it had moiled
we had moiled
you had moiled
they had moiled
Future
I will moil
you will moil
he/she/it will moil
we will moil
you will moil
they will moil
Future Perfect
I will have moiled
you will have moiled
he/she/it will have moiled
we will have moiled
you will have moiled
they will have moiled
Future Continuous
I will be moiling
you will be moiling
he/she/it will be moiling
we will be moiling
you will be moiling
they will be moiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moiling
you have been moiling
he/she/it has been moiling
we have been moiling
you have been moiling
they have been moiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moiling
you will have been moiling
he/she/it will have been moiling
we will have been moiling
you will have been moiling
they will have been moiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moiling
you had been moiling
he/she/it had been moiling
we had been moiling
you had been moiling
they had been moiling
Conditional
I would moil
you would moil
he/she/it would moil
we would moil
you would moil
they would moil
Past Conditional
I would have moiled
you would have moiled
he/she/it would have moiled
we would have moiled
you would have moiled
they would have moiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.moil - work hardmoil - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
2.moil - be agitatedmoil - be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
seethe, roll - boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.moil - moisten or soilmoil - moisten or soil; "Her tears moiled the letter"
smear - stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

moil

verb
To exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion:
noun
Physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting:
Informal: sweat.
Chiefly British: fag.
Idiom: sweat of one's brow.