Definition of belabour in English:


Line breaks: be|labour
Pronunciation: /bɪˈleɪbə
(US belabor)


[with object]
  • 2Argue or discuss (a subject) in excessive detail: there is no need to belabour the point
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    • Not to belabor the issue, the question is: why is it so difficult today to resist those pressures?
    • But to his credit, it should be emphasized, he does not belabor any theme too much.
    • This is especially the case when those words simply amount to belabouring the obvious.
    over-elaborate, labour, discuss at length, dwell on, harp on about, hammer away at, expound on, expand on; overdo, overplay, overdramatize, make too much of, place too much emphasis on
    informal flog to death, drag out, make a big thing of, blow out of all proportion
    North American informal do over


late Middle English: from be- + the verb labour.

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