Synonyms of laboring


1. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle

usage: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

2. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, work, do work

usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

3. labor, labour, undergo

usage: undergo the efforts of childbirth


1. drudging, laboring, labouring, toiling, busy (vs. idle)

usage: doing arduous or unpleasant work; "drudging peasants"; "the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton"; "toiling coal miners in the black deeps"

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