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Meaning of toil

toil

Pronunciation: (toil), [key]
— n.
  1. hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort.
  2. a laborious task.
  3. battle; strife; struggle.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in hard and continuous work; labor arduously: to toil in the fields.
  2. to move or travel with difficulty, weariness, or pain.
—v.t.
  1. to accomplish or produce by toil.

toil

Pronunciation: (toil), [key]
— n.
  1. Usually,a net or series of nets in which game known to be in the area is trapped or into which game outside of the area is driven.
  2. Usually,trap; snare: to be caught in the toils of a gigantic criminal conspiracy.
  3. any snare or trap for wild beasts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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