WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
be•la•bor /bɪˈleɪbɚ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to explain or worry abouttoo much: Why did he keep belaboring that obvious point?
  2. to beat;
    pummel.
Also, esp. Brit., beˈla•bour.See -lab-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
be•la•bor  (bi lābər),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary:He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed.
  2. to assail persistently, as with scorn or ridicule:a book that belabors the provincialism of his contemporaries.
  3. to beat vigorously;
    ply with heavy blows.
  4. [Obs.]to labor at.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] be•labour. 
  • be- + labor 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

belabour, US belabor /bɪˈleɪbə/ vb (transitive)
  1. to beat severely; thrash
  2. to attack verbally; criticize harshly



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