toil

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toil(
toyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (labor)
a. el trabajo duro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Nadia's years of toil paid off when she won the gold medal.Los años de trabajo duro de Nadia rindieron fruto cuando ganó la medalla de oro.
b. el esfuerzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The peaches tasted even sweeter to Cathy, knowing that they were the result of her toil in the garden.Los duraznos le sabían aún más dulces a Cathy, al saber que eran el resultado de su esfuerzo en el jardín.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to slog)
a. trabajar duro
My grandparents toiled in the fields nearly every day of their lives simply to survive.Mis abuelos trabajaron duro en los campos casi todos los días de sus vidas simplemente para sobrevivir.
3. (to plod; used with "along" or "up")
a. avanzar penosamente
They toiled along the snow-covered path for hours before reaching shelter.Avanzaron penosamente por el sendero nevado durante horas antes de llegar al refugio.
b. subir penosamente
After a long day of fishing, they docked and toiled up the endless steps.Después de un largo día de pesca, atracaron y subieron penosamente las escaleras interminables.
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toil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (literary)
a. el esfuerzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (work hard)
a. trabajar con afán
to toil away at somethingesforzarse mucho en algo
to toil up a hillsubir penosamente una montaña
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toil [tɔɪl]
noun
trabajo (m); esfuerzo (m)
after months of toil después de meses de trabajo (agotador)
intransitive verb
1 (work hard) trabajar duro
to toil away at sth darle duro a algo; to toil to do sth esforzarse or afanarse por hacer algo; they toiled on into the night siguieron trabajando hasta muy entrada la noche
2 (move with difficulty)
to toil along caminar con dificultad; avanzar penosamente; to toil up a hill subir trabajosamente una cuesta; the engine is beginning to toil el motor empieza a funcionar con dificultad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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