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Definition of belabour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

belabour

 verb
(especially US English belabor) verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈleɪbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈleɪbər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belabour
BrE BrE//bɪˈleɪbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈleɪbər//
 
he / she / it belabours
BrE BrE//bɪˈleɪbəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈleɪbərz//
 
past simple belaboured
BrE BrE//bɪˈleɪbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈleɪbərd//
 
past participle belaboured
BrE BrE//bɪˈleɪbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈleɪbərd//
 
-ing form belabouring
BrE BrE//bɪˈleɪbərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈleɪbərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from be- + the verb labour.Idioms
belabour the point
 
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(formal) to repeat an idea, argument, etc. many times to emphasize it, especially when it has already been mentioned or understood I don’t want to belabour the point, but it’s vital you understand how important this is.