(third-person singular simple present belabours, present participle belabouring, simple past and past participle belaboured)
- To labour about; labour over; work hard upon; ply diligently.
- (UK) To beat soundly; thump; beat someone.
- (UK) To attack someone verbally.
- (UK) To discuss something repeatedly; to harp on.
- Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. - Inaugural speech 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy