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Main Entry: labor
Synonyms:
accouchement, activities, activity, affair, affairs, aim, always trot out, amplify, assignment, bag, be busy, be confined, be determined, be employed, bear, bear a child, bear young, belabor, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, blunder, business, busywork, calve, careen, career, carry on business, cast, char, chare, charge, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, chore, commerce, commission, complete, concern, concernment, confinement, cultivate, delivery, detail, dirty work, do business, do chars, do the chores, donkeywork, dress, drive, drop, drudge, drudgery, duty, dwell on, dwell upon, effort, elaborate, employ, employees, employment, endeavor, endure, enlarge, enlarge upon, enter into detail, enterprise, errand, exercise, exertion, expand, fag, falter, farrow, fatigue, fawn, fish to fry, flounce, flounder, foal, follow a trade, function, genesis, give birth, giving birth, go into, grind, hammer away at, handiwork, handwork, hard work, harp on, hatching, have, have a baby, have a job, have young, having a baby, homework, industry, insist upon, interest, job, job of work, keep up, kitten, labor under, laborers, laboriousness, lamb, lick, lick of work, lie in, litter, lookout, lurch, make-work, manual labor, matter, matters in hand, mission, moil, moonlight, multiparity, nascency, nativity, occupation, odd job, overdo, overemphasize, overstress, pains, parturition, piece of work, pitch, pitch and plunge, plunge, practice a profession, project, pup, rat race, reel, resolve, rock, roll, scut work, seek, seethe, service, set up shop, slave, slavery, slogging, spadework, spell out, stagger, stay employed, stint, strain, strive, stroke, stroke of work, struggle, study, stumble, suffer, sway, sweat, sweat blood, swing, swot, task, tend, the Nativity, the stork, thing, things to do, thrash about, thresh over, throw, tiresome work, toil, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn, totter, transact business, travail, treadmill, tug, tumble, turn a hand, undertaking, wallop, wallow, welter, whelp, work, work at, work for, work out, workers, yean
 
Main Entry: hard labor
Synonyms:
arduousness, backbreaking work, burdensomeness, confinement, dismemberment, effortfulness, estrapade, galleys, hard job, hard work, impalement, imprisonment, incarceration, jailing, keelhauling, laboriousness, martyrdom, onerousness, oppressiveness, penal servitude, picketing, railriding, rock pile, strappado, strenuousness, tar-and-feathering, the gantlet, toilsomeness, torment, torture, troublesomeness, uphill work, warm work
 
Main Entry: labor camp
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POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, bridewell, brig, cell, concentration camp, condemned cell, death cell, death house, death row, detention camp, federal prison, forced-labor camp, gaol, guardhouse, house of correction, house of detention, industrial school, internment camp, jail, jailhouse, keep, lockup, maximum-security prison, minimum-security prison, oubliette, pen, penal colony, penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary, prison, prison camp, prisonhouse, reform school, reformatory, sponging house, state prison, stockade, the hole, tollbooth, training school
 
Main Entry: labor in vain
Synonyms:
be found wanting, be unsuccessful, beat the air, bootless errand, come to grief, fail, fail of success, flunk, flunk out, go bankrupt, labor of Sisyphus, lash the waves, lose, lost, milk the ram, not come off, not pass, not work, snipe hunt, sow the sand, tilt at windmills, waste of breath, waste of labor, waste of time, wild-goose chase, work of Penelope
 
Main Entry: labor of love
Synonyms:
act of grace, act of kindness, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, blessing, complimentariness, costlessness, courtesy, expenselessness, favor, free ride, freebie, freeness, gift, good deed, good offices, good turn, grace, gratuitousness, gratuity, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, mercy, mitzvah, no charge, obligation, office, service, turn
 
Main Entry: labor under
Synonyms:
ail, be affected with, be exposed to, be subjected to, complain of, encounter, endure, experience, feel, feel ill, go through, have, know, meet, meet up with, meet with, pass through, pay, run up against, spend, stand under, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo
 
Main Entry: labor-saving
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Main Entry: manual labor
Synonyms:
dirty work, donkeywork, drudgery, employment, fag, fatigue, grind, handiwork, handwork, industry, labor, lick, lick of work, moil, rat race, scut work, slavery, spadework, stroke, stroke of work, sweat, task, tiresome work, toil, travail, treadmill, work