n 1: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to
the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
2: use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A
for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion" [syn:
, elbow grease
v : work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework";
"Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor