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labour

US [ˈleɪbər]
UK [ˈleɪbə(r)]
  • n.劳动;劳动力;分娩;工人
  • v.努力做(困难的事);干苦力活;困难吃力地行进
  • Web劳工;工党;工作
Simple Present:labours  Present Participle:labouring  Past Tense:laboured  
labour
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n.
劳动work
1.
[u]
劳动;(尤指)体力劳动work, especially physical work
manual labour(= work using your hands)
体力劳动
The price will include the labour and materials.
此价格中包含人工费和材料费。
The company wants to keep down labour costs .
公司想保持低劳动成本。
The workers voted to withdraw their labour(= to stop work as a means of protest) .
工人投票决定罢工以示抗议。
He was sentenced to two years in a labour camp(= a type of prison where people have to do hard physical work) .
他被判处两年劳改。
2.
[c][usupl]
任务;(一段时间的)工作a task or period of work
He was so exhausted from the day's labours that he went straight to bed.
他工作了一天疲惫不堪,便直接上床休息了。
劳动者people who work
3.
[u]
(统称)劳工,工人;劳动力the people who work or are available for work in a country or company
a shortage of labour
劳动力的短缺
Employers are using immigrants as cheap labour .
雇主正在把移民当作廉价劳动力使用。
Repairs involve skilled labour , which can be expensive.
修理需要熟练技工,人工费会很昂贵。
good labour relations(= the relationship between workers and employers)
良好的劳资关系
分娩having baby
4.
[u][c][ususing]
分娩期;分娩;生产the period of time or the process of giving birth to a baby
Jane was in labour for ten hours.
简分娩花了十个小时。
She went into labour early.
她早产了。
labour pains
分娩时的阵痛
政治politics
5.
[singspv]
英国工党the British Labour Party
He always votes Labour.
他老是投工党的票。
Labour was/were in power for many years.
工党曾执政多年。
IDM
a labour of love
为爱好而做的困难工作a hard task that you do because you want to, not because it is necessary
v.
奋斗struggle
1.
[i]
努力做(困难的事)to try very hard to do sth difficult
He was in his study labouring away over some old papers.
他在书房里潜心研究一些旧材料。
They laboured for years to clear their son's name.
他们为洗刷儿子的罪名努力争取了许多年。
努力工作work hard
2.
[i]
干苦力活to do hard physical work
We laboured all day in the fields.
我们在田地里辛勤劳动了一整天。
the labouring classes(= the working class)
工人阶级
吃力地行进move with difficulty
3.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
困难吃力地行进to move with difficulty and effort
The horses laboured up the steep slope.
那些马费力地爬上了陡坡。
IDM
labour the point
一再重复,反复解释(已说明的事)to continue to repeat or explain sth that has already been said and understood

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