Definition of belabor:
surpass, run into the ground, clobber, harp on, bruise, buffet, emphasize, flog, batter, pommel, assail, hammer, thresh, chastise, whip, lambaste, scourge, smite, attack, pound, assault, overcome, thrash, worst, pummel, strike, belabour, spank, cudgel, beat, smash, baste, rain blows on, switch, bastinado, castigate, repeat, conquer, defeat, vanquish, drub, overemphasize.
At the sound of the hoofs behind him, the driver suddenly awoke and began to belabor and kick his animals; he seemed oblivious of another cart that came toward him, and of a third that hurried after him from underneath the gate.- "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
- "Real Soldiers of Fortune", Richard Harding Davis.
- "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.