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Noun travail has 2 senses
  1. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
    --1 is a kind of parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing
    --1 is a part of pregnancy, gestation, maternity
    --1 has parts: uterine contraction; effacement; asynclitism, obliquity
    --1 has particulars: premature labor, premature labour
  2. effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
    --2 is a kind of labor, labour, toil
    --2 has particulars:
     struggle; trouble, difficulty; least effort, least resistance; strain, straining; exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout; pull; application, diligence; overkill; supererogation; overexertion; friction, detrition, rubbing
    Derived form: verb travail1
Verb travail has 1 sense
  1. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    --1 is one way to work, do work
    Derived form: noun travail2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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