Translation: from english

to labour at sth

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  • labour under something — ˈlabour under sth derived (formal) to believe sth that is not true • to labour under a misapprehension/delusion, etc. • He s still labouring under the impression that he s written a great book. Main e …   Useful english dictionary

  • labour the point — phrase to continue explaining something or adding details after everyone clearly understands it Thesaurus: to talk continuously and too muchsynonym Main entry: labour * * * labour the ˈpoint idiom to continue to repeat or explain sth that has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • labour — labour1 W1S3 n BrE labor AmE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(work)¦ 2¦(workers)¦ 3¦(baby)¦ 4 a labour of love 5 somebody s labours ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(WORK)¦[U] work, especially physical work ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • labour — 1 BrE, labor AmE noun 1 WORK (U) effort or work, especially physical work: The garage charges 30 an hour for labour. | manual labour (=work with tools you hold in your hands): Building still involves a lot of manual labour. | withdraw your labour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • labour-saving — laˈbour savˈing adjective Intended to supersede or lessen labour • • • Main Entry: ↑labour * * * labour saving UK US adjective labour saving equipment such as washing machines and vacuum cleaners do jobs in a quick and effective way so that you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tack sth on — UK US tack sth on Phrasal Verb with tack({{}}/tæk/ verb [T] ► (also tack sth onto sth) to add something extra to something: »Tacking a 32% surcharge on these products prices them out of U.S. markets. »He promised that he would tack labour and… …   Financial and business terms

  • be a function of sth — ► if something is a function of something else, it is produced as the result of that thing or process: »The increased availability of part time jobs is a function of the structural changes in the labour market. Main Entry: ↑function …   Financial and business terms

  • water sth down — UK US water sth down Phrasal Verb with water({{}}/ˈwɔːtər/ verb ► to intentionally make an idea, a proposal, or an opinion less extreme or forceful, usually so that other people will accept it: »The report was watered down by the committee.… …   Financial and business terms

  • law — [lɔː ǁ lɒː] noun 1. [singular, uncountable] LAW the whole system of rules that citizens of a country must obey: • It is against the law (= illegal ) for children to work before they are fifteen. • There were easy profits for businessmen who were… …   Financial and business terms

  • vote — vote1 W3S3 [vəut US vout] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in election/to support)¦ 2 vote somebody into/out of power/office/parliament etc 3¦(choose for prize)¦ 4¦(money)¦ 5 vote something a success/the best etc 6 I vote ... 7 vote with your wallet 8 vote with your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • market — Usually refers to the equity market. The market went down today means that the value of the stock market dropped that day. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. market mar‧ket 1 [ˈmɑːkt ǁ ˈmɑːr ] noun 1. [countable] COMMERCE the activity of… …   Financial and business terms

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