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Definition of slave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] slave (away) (at something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slave
he / she / it slaves
past simple slaved
-ing form slaving
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to work very hard I've been slaving away all day trying to get this work finished. I haven't got time to spend hours slaving over a hot stove (= doing a lot of cooking).
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