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Synonyms of toil in English:


  • 1 she rolled up her sleeves and toiled all night
    informal slog away, peg away, beaver away, plug away, put one's back into something, work one's guts out, work one's socks off, knock oneself out, sweat blood, kill oneself
    British informal graft away, fag
    Australian/New Zealand informal bullock
    British vulgar slang work one's balls/arse/nuts off
    North American vulgar slang work one's ass/butt off
    archaic drudge, travail, moil
    [Antonyms] rest, relax, laze
  • 2 she began to toil up the cliff path
    struggle, move with difficulty, labour, trudge, tramp, traipse, slog, plod, trek, footslog, sweat, drag oneself, fight (one's way), push
    British informal trog, yomp
    North American informal schlep
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  • a life of toil
    hard work, toiling, labour, slaving, struggle, effort, exertion, application, industry, grind, slog, {blood, sweat, and tears}, drudgery
    informal sweat, elbow grease
    British informal graft
    Australian/New Zealand informal (hard) yakka
    archaic travail, moil
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    toil, work, labour
    See work
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