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labour /'leibə/ (labor) /'leibə/
  • danh từ
    • lao động
      • manual labour: lao động chân tay
    • công việc, công việc nặng nhọc
      • labour of great difficulty: một công việc rất khó khăn
      • the labours of Hercules; Herculian labours: những công việc đòi hỏi phải có sức khoẻ phi thường
    • tầng lớp lao động, nhân công
      • labour and capital: lao động và tư bản; thợ và chủ
      • shortage of labour: tình trạng thiếu nhân công
    • đau đẻ
      • a woman in labour: người đàn bà đau đẻ
    • lost labour
      • những cố gắng vô ích, những nỗ lực uổng công
  • nội động từ
    • gắng công, nỗ lực, dốc sức
      • to labour for the happiness of mankind: nỗ lực vì hạnh phúc của loài người
      • to labour at a task: dốc sức hoàn thành nhiệm vụ
    • di chuyển chậm chạp, di chuyển khó khăn; lắc lư tròng trành trên biển động
    • (+ under) bị giày vò, quằn quại, chịu đau đớn; là nạn nhân của
      • to labour under a disease: bị bệnh tật giày vò
      • to labour under a delusion: bị một ảo tưởng ám ảnh
    • đau khổ
    • ngoại động từ
      • dày công trau dồi; chuẩn bị kỹ lưỡng; bàn bạc chi tiết
        • to labour a point: bàn bạc chi tiết một vấn đề
    Concise Dictionary
    +a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    +concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child
    +a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries
    +productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    +work hard
    +strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    +undergo the efforts of childbirth

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 toil, (hard) work, travail, exertion, effort, laboriousness, strain, drudgery, pains, industry, slavery, donkey-work, Colloq sweat, grind, elbow-grease, Brit swot:
    They know the labour involved in building a road.
    2 employees, workers, wage-earners, labourers:
    A meeting between labour and management is scheduled for today.
    3 effort, task, job, chore, undertaking:
    Raising funds for the museum was a labour of love.
    4 travail, childbirth, parturition, labour pains, contractions, delivery:
    She went into labour at midnight, and the twins were born just after four.
    5 work, toil, travail, drudge, strain, strive, struggle, slave, Colloq sweat, grind, Brit peg away (at), swot:
    We laboured hard to get where we are today.
    6 dwell on, overdo, overemphasize, harp on, overstress, strain, Colloq belabour:
    I heard you the first time, so don't labour the point.
    7 labour under. be burdened or troubled or distressed by, be deluded or deceived by, be disadvantaged by, suffer, endure:
    He is labouring under a misapprehension. She labours under the impression that she will not be affected by a lack of education.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    (also Labour)
    + noun
    [sing.+sing./pl. v.] one of the main British political parties, on the political left, that has traditionally represented the interests of working people: the Labour Party leader
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 work


    manual, physical | forced, hard
    He was sentenced to four years hard labour for his crime.


    The miners are threatening to withdraw their labour.


    an increasingly competitive labour market

    2 workers


    cheap | casual | skilled, unskilled | child, migrant, slave
    It is thought that Stonehenge was built using slave labour.


    the size of the labour force
    | cost/costs | relations

    3 giving birth


    difficult, easy | long, short
    The baby was born after a long labour.


    go into
    She went into labour two weeks early.
    | induce
    Labour was induced when the baby was ten days overdue.


    room, ward | pains


    in ~
    She was in labour for ten hours.

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