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toils, 3rd person singular present; toiled, past participle; toiling, present participle; toiled, past tense;
  1. Work extremely hard or incessantly
    • - we toiled away
    • - Richard toiled to build his editorial team
  2. Move slowly and with difficulty
    • - she began to toil up the cliff path
  1. Exhausting physical labor
    • - a life of toil

  1. labor: productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
  2. labor: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
  3. (toiling) drudging: doing arduous or unpleasant work; "drudging peasants"; "the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton"; "toiling coal miners in the black deeps"
  4. labour, work; trouble, strife; to labour, to work; to struggle
  5. Acronym standing for time off in lieu (in lieu means in place of) Typically, TOIL is used to grant additional time off in place of payment for additional hours worked.
  6. (n): net, snare. FS (5-LLL, JC, Ham, A&C, Pericles); Golding Ovid; Edwards Dam&Pith; Kyd Sol&Per; Greene Fr Bac; Marlowe Dido, Massacre; (anon.) Woodstock, Arden.
  7. to labor continuously; work strenuously, work hard, plug away, toil
  8. Time Off In Leiu, or time you get to take off in exchange for working overtime on a project / assignment / proposal