Synonyms of labour in English:
1 the aristocratic disdain for manual labour
work, toil, employment, exertion, industry, industriousness, toiling, hard work, hard labour, drudgery, effort, the sweat of one's brow, donkey work, menial work
[Antonyms] rest, leisure, ease, idleness
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1 a project on which he had laboured for many years
work (hard), toil, slave (away), grub away, plod away, grind away, sweat away, struggle, strive, exert oneself, overwork, work one's fingers to the bone, work like a Trojan/dog/slave, keep one's nose to the grindstone
[Antonyms] rest, relax, laze
2 Newcastle laboured to break down the home team's defence
strive, struggle, endeavour, work, try hard, make every effort, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give (it/something) one's all, go all out, fight, push, be at pains, put oneself out, apply oneself, exert oneself
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