Definition of 'labour'
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Others are feared to have been diverted into forced labour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her father was an artist who did years of hard labour for mild criticisms of party policy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That means a drastic cut in immigration so wages are no longer undermined by cheap foreign labour. The Sun (2016)Will they wreck it before they can realise a profit on their labour of love? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Companies seeking visas for immigrants must also define the impact of hiring foreigners on the local labour force. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It took 50 minutes of hard labour on the excavations and making a mould of where the crown will go. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They all use overseas labour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The economic outlook for 2017 is likely to be tough because of weak investment, insufficient skilled labour and depressed growth in real incomes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That prohibition equalled profits was a point laboured to exhaustion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was sentenced to eight years of hard labour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Working in a record shop was pretty much a labour of love. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Western diplomacy needs to win the support of people labouring under oppressive regimes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The most important requirement for the auto industry is to keep a skilled labour force. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The country is labouring under huge debts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Women feel calmer and more reassured during labour when we get this great support. The Sun (2009)We have to have high immigration as they want cheap labour. The Sun (2015)They also have to worry about future labour costs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Three generations ago people did physical labour as a job. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Relative costs of labour and capital will determine comparative advantage. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)The units have no doctors and lack the medical facilities of a labour ward. The Sun (2014)We carried out all this work with local labour. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Industrial growth over this period meant that a labouring class became an economic necessity for national wealth. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)She also has a tendency to labour a point. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This book is clearly a labour of love. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Some people labour on to the last syllable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It should not be hard labour. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)Police can no longer stop and search people without needing grounds for suspicion and there is a law against forced labour and servitude. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Life with hard labour, perhaps? The Sun (2009)You haven't done a day's manual labour in your life! Times, Sunday Times (2010)Much of the work also involved heavy labour, building a wired raven compound in the midst of the Maine woods that was the size of most zoos. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
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Translations for 'labour'
British English: labour /ˈleɪbə/ NOUN
Labour is very hard work.
The prison was built by the labour of prisoners in the 1920s.
- American English: labor
- Arabic: عَمَلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mão-de-obra
- Chinese: 劳动
- Croatian: rad
- Czech: práce namáhavá
- Danish: arbejde
- Dutch: arbeid
- European Spanish: mano de obra
- Finnish: työ työnteko
- French: travail
- German: Arbeit
- Greek: μόχθος
- Italian: lavoro
- Japanese: 労働
- Korean: 노동
- Norwegian: arbeid
- Polish: praca
- European Portuguese: mão-de-obra
- Romanian: muncă fizică
- Russian: труд
- Spanish: mano de obra
- Swedish: arbete
- Thai: แรงงาน
- Turkish: emek
- Ukrainian: праця
- Vietnamese: lao động
Definition of labour from the Collins English Dictionary
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