Pronunciation: (bi-lā'bur), [key]
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. Obs.to labor at. Also, esp. Brit.,be•la'bour.
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