V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to go on and on about something; 2. to attack physically, verbally, or in writing

Synonyms: exhaust, overdo, harp on, attack, lambaste

Antonyms: gloss over

Tips: Belabor is often used in the expression, "Don't belabor the point," meaning, "Don't go on and on about something already understood or decided."

Usage Examples:

I have already made up my mind, so there is no need to belabor the point. (exhaust, harp on)

The columnist was known to belabor politicians she didn't like. (lambaste, criticize)

Do we have to keep belaboring this topic, or could we finally just forget about it? (exhausting)

Don't belabor others' ideas until you understand all the details. (attack, lambaste)

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