Toil - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tɔɪl|  American pronunciation of the word toil
Brit.  |tɔɪl|  British pronunciation of the word toil

noun

- productive work (especially physical work done for wages) (syn: labor, labour)

verb

- work hard (syn: dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, travail)

Examples

They were toiling up a steep hill.

I've been toiling away at this essay all weekend.

They toiled slowly up the hill.

It took a lot of sweat and toil to build the house.

the spoonerism “tons of soil” for “sons of toil”

We began to toil in the ankle-deep sand.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: toil
he/she/it: toils
present participle: toiling
past tense: toiled
past participle: toiled
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