Meaning of belabor


Pronunciation: (bi-lā'bur), [key]
— 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. to labor at.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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