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toil

From Wiktionary

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /tɔɪl/ or /ˈtɔɪəl/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
toil

Plural
toils

  1. (countable & uncountable) Toil is very hard labour or work.
    Even after years of toil in the factory, he died a poor man.
    She put me through so much toil and trouble.

Verb[change]

Plain form
toil

Third-person singular
toils

Past tense
toiled

Past participle
toiled

Present participle
toiling

  1. (intransitive) If you toil, you labour or work.
    He spent every day toiling in the fields and in the barn.
    So, are you still toiling away at the hotel?
  2. (intransitive) If you toil, you struggle.