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labour

(also US

labor

)
1. noun workforce2. noun IND physical work3. noun MED of childbirth4. verb do manual work5. verb put in a lot of effort6. verb make slow, difficult progress
phrases
1 noun workforceoibrithe masc4  c m ulucht oibre NP  c m ulucht saothair NP  c m uskilled labour is hard to find tá sé deacair lucht saothair oilte a fháilthey hire labour through agencies fostaíonn siad oibrithe trí ghníomhaireachtaíthere's a labour shortage tá easpa oibrithe annlabour costs are spiralling tá costas oibrithe ag dul i méid go mórthey're made using child labour déantar iad ag úsáid páistí mar oibrithemigrant labour lucht oibre ón iasacht 2 noun IND physical workobair fem2  c m usaothar masc1  c m uI paid him for his labour d'íoc mé é as a chuid saothairI paid him for his labour d'íoc mé é as a chuid saothair
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3 noun MED of childbirthtinneas clainne  c m uíona  c m uluí seoil  c m u a woman in labour bean i dtinneas clainne, bean i dtinneas linbh to be in labour bheith i dtinneas clainne, bheith ar do leaba luí seoil, bheith ag tabhairt páiste ar an saol to go into labour tinneas linbh a theacht ort an easy labour luí seoil éascalabour ward barda luí seoil 4 verb do manual work INTRANSITIVEoibrigh verb  c m usaothraigh verb  c m uthe men are labouring in the fields tá na fir ag saothrú sna garraithe 5 verb put in a lot of effort
INTRANSITIVEdua a chaitheamh lestreachail le PhrV  c m ushe laboured away at the garden for years bhí sí ag streachailt leis an ngairdín ar feadh na mbliantathere's no need to labour over it ní gá dua a chaitheamh leis
TRANSITIVEhe laboured to get good marks d'oibrigh sé go crua chun marcanna maithe a fháil
6 verb make slow, difficult progress INTRANSITIVEshe wasn't strong and was soon labouring ní raibh sí láidir agus bhí sé ag teacht crua uirthi roimh i bhfadthe film begins to labour at this point moillíonn luas an scannáin ag an bpointe seothe cyclist laboured uphill chuaigh an rothaí i gcoinne an aird le dua
phrases

a labour of love

the film was a labour of love for him is óna chroí amach a tháinig an scannánthe newsletter is a labour of love for her is cúram atá i ndeas dá croí í an nuachtlitir

the fruits of your labours

(also

the fruits of your labour

) toradh do chuid oibretoradh do shaothairtoradh do dhua

to labour the point

paidir chapaill a dhéanamh de ruddul i bhfadscéal le ruddul chun seanbhróg le rudseanbhailéad a dhéanamh de rudwe get it, there's no need to labour the point tuigimid, ní gá paidir chapaill a dhéanamh de

to withdraw your labour

do shaothar a tharraingt siardiúltú dul ag obair

Labour

noun POLPáirtí an Lucht Oibre to vote Labour vótáil do Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre → see labour

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