"laboured" in the verb sense
1. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
"She was digging away at her math homework"
"Lexicographers drudge all day long"
2. tug, labor, labour, push, drive
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
"She tugged for years to make a decent living"
"We have to push a little to make the deadline!"
"She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
3. labor, labour
undergo the efforts of childbirth
"laboured" in the adjective sense
1. labored, laboured, strained
lacking natural ease
"a labored style of debating"
2. heavy, labored, laboured
requiring or showing effort
"the subject made for labored reading"
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