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over- +‎ labour


overlabour (third-person singular simple present overlabours, present participle overlabouring, simple past and past participle overlaboured)

  1. (transitive) To cause to labour excessively; to overwork.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To labour upon excessively; to refine unduly.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.