- [noun] concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
Synonyms: parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, childbed
- [noun] use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat
- [verb] work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Synonyms: labor, labour, toil, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moil
premature labor, premature labour
least effort, least resistance
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
friction, detrition, rubbing