What is another word for belabour?

Pronunciation: [bɪlˈe͡ɪbə] (IPA)

Belabour is a verb which means to repeatedly strike someone or something, often with force. There are a number of synonyms that can be used in place of belabour, including batter, beat, thrash and pummel. These words all describe a physical act of hitting or striking, and suggest a degree of violence or aggression. Other synonyms for belabour might include hammer, pound, wallop, lash and buffet. All of these words express a sense of force and impact, and could be used interchangeably with belabour depending on the context and tone of the sentence or passage.

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Usage examples for Belabour

When he suddenly discovered his proximity to the infected shack, and realized that his horse was moving in a slow jog, he tightened his reins and began to belabour his beast with the staff he held.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
For you profess to strike at folly, not at him who commits it: yet your tactics are precisely to belabour every act or opinion of which you disapprove, in the form of some one man.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
She had never in her life before been whipped, and at first hardly grasped what was going to happen, when Frau Asmussen leapt as nimbly as her corpulence would permit on to the counterpane over the bedrail, and crouching there like some fat old plucked hen, began to belabour her over the ears with the strap.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann

Famous quotes with Belabour

  • We belabour, I think, under a very heavy crust of consumerism really.
    Emma Thompson

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