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toil for someone

 
1. to work on behalf of someone or for someone's benefit. I don't mind toiling for her as long as she thanks me. I don't know why I toil for you. You are totally ungrateful.
2. to do someone else's work. I don't know why I should have to toil for you. Do your own work! I won't toil for him. He can do his own work.
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toil for something

 
1. to work toward a particular goal or ideal. I am willing to toil for something I believe in. She spent the afternoon toiling for her favorite charity.
2. to work for a certain rate of pay. It's hard to toil for slave's wages. Do you expect me to toil endlessly for such low pay?
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toil over someone or something

to work hard on someone or something. The doctors toiled over the patient for hours. Ken toiled over his model plane well into the night.
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toil up something

to work hard to climb something steep. The hikers toiled up the slope slowly. As the bus toiled up the hill, we worried that the engine might be overheating.
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I called Alison to get her take on the toilers of today and it became immediately clear that the Vancouver resident is just as passionate about the breed now as she was in 1975 when she took possession of her first toiler pup.
Caught in the act are: clerk of session George McCully and (front row, L to R) Margaret Loveridge, June McCreadie (president), Lois de Beaupre, and (back row) Mariane MacDonald, Ruth Toiler and Charlotte Craig.
So that we all understand each other: Sic is nothing more than a toiler toiling in the journalistic vineyard who tries to scrape the blue mold from the Zeitgeist and keep people who want to jump off a cliff from doing anything more drastic than a good cry.
What toiler in the industrial rust belt hasn't imagined thumbing an easy ride to riches on the I-way?
Nice 'n Sleazy, Toiler on the Sea and Always The Sun sounded as good as ever.
Tenders are invited for Pay And Use Toiler Contract At Three Stations Of Izatnagar Division
The government will prepare and implement the action plan in connection with the declared year of toiler in the country.
com) - he will also play his solo album Guilty in its entirety, plus other Stranglers epics including The Raven, School Mam, Down in the Sewer, Toiler on the Sea and Walk on By.
According to the Herald Sun, he is, in an old-fashioned sense, an honest toiler, and if he had his way, he would rather be seen, not heard.
FRANCIS MAUDE, the Cabinet Office Minister, likes to tell an amusing story about his time as a junior toiler in the Thatcher administration.
BUYER Bishop Richard Trevor paid pounds 124 for the paintings NAPHTALI Portrayed as a toiler of the land JACOB Shown leaning heavily on his staff of life AUTHOR Robert McManners who wrote a book about the Zurbarans
Doherty looks like an honest toiler," he wrote before asserting cheerily "(but) he can spin the ball".
Coming on stage to their traditional entrance music, Waltz In Black, they proceed to thrill the audience by opening the set with the rampaging Toiler On The Sea and Spectre Of Love, the latter from their now classic album Suite XVI.
Our Vic is a huge horse, 17 hands at the shoulder, 550 kilos on the weighbridge, and with the big broad head and wide-beam hips of an honest toiler in the carriage trade.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- The bookkeeper, once viewed as a crotchety toiler in a green eyeshade who kept the books for a small business, today has emerged as an essential professional relied upon as a key source of advice for best accounting practices and protection against embezzlement and fraud.