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intr.v. toiled, toil·ing, toils
1. To labor continuously; work strenuously.
2. To proceed with difficulty: "The old woman ... proceeded to toil up the narrow staircase before us" (James Joyce).
1. Exhausting labor or effort. See Synonyms at work.
2. Archaic Strife; contention.
[Middle English toilen, from Anglo-Norman toiler, to stir about, from Latin tudiculāre, from tudicula, a machine for bruising olives, diminutive of tudes, hammer.]
1. often toils Something that binds, snares, or entangles one; an entrapment: caught in the toils of despair.
2. Archaic A net for trapping game.
[French toile, cloth, from Old French teile, from Latin tēla, web; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]
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n → Schwerarbeiter(in) m(f)
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