- 1[intransitive] to work very hard and/or for a long time, usually doing hard physical work synonym slave away Hundreds of men toiled for years at building the pyramid. She toils tirelessly for various charities.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move slowly and with difficulty synonym slog They toiled up the hill in the blazing sun.
NAmE//tɔɪl//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they toil
he / she / it toils
past simple toiled
-ing form toiling
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