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Toil


TOIL, verb intransitive To labor; to work; to exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, particularly of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration.

Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing. Luke 5:5.

TOIL, verb transitive To toil out, to labor; to work out.

TOIL'd out my uncouth passage--

1. To weary; to overlabor; as toil'd with works of war.

[Not in use nor proper.]

TOIL, noun Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind. toil may be the labor of the field or the workshop, or of the camp. What toils men endure for the acquisition of wealth, power and honor! Genesis 5:29.

TOIL, noun [Latin tela, a web; from spreading, extending or laying.]

A net or snare; any thread, web or string spread for taking prey.

A fly falls into the toils of a spider.