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Definition of "moil" [moil]

  • To toil; slave. (verb-intransitive)
  • To churn about continuously. (verb-intransitive)
  • Toil; drudgery. (noun)
  • Confusion; turmoil. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moil" in a sentence
  • "Un Lun Dun is set, for the most part, in an alternate London, a place where all the "moil" of the real London goes, the moil being everything that's broken, discarded, or obsolete."
  • "But 's tued an 'moil'd' issén deäd, an '' e died a good un, 'e did."
  • "IT IS a sad world wherein the millions of the stupid lowly are compelled to toil and moil at the making of all manner of commodities that can be and are on occasion destroyed in an instant by the hot breath of war."