UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈleɪbər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈleɪbɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lābər)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. in labor at the hospital
  2. went into labor
  3. was in labor for [ten] hours
  4. spent [ten] hours in labor
  5. I think I'm in labor!
  6. I think I just went into labor!
  7. my wife is in labor
  8. labor to [produce, install, build, make]
  9. labor is cheap
  10. [cheap, cheaper] labor
  11. hire [cheap] labor
  12. the cost of labor (in)
  13. [skilled, unskilled, manual] labor
  14. eliminate child labor
  15. the Department of Labor
  16. [$100] not including labor
  17. the price includes parts and labor
  18. the price doesn't include labor
  19. labor will be an additional [$100]
  20. the labor required to [finish, build]
  21. is a labor of love
  1. have been laboring over the (hot) [fire, stove] (all day)
  2. labored over his [novel, painting] (all day)
  3. labor from dawn till dusk
  4. labor from morning till night
  5. labored day and night
  6. labored all [morning, night]
  7. labored for [years, months] to
  8. labored in vain to
  9. was [patiently, carefully] laboring over
  10. makes a living laboring (at the docks)
  11. labored up a [steep, treacherous] hill
  12. the engine started to labor
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. UK: put a great deal of labour into [making, preparing, designing, getting]
  2. UK: much labour went into [making]
  3. UK: Labour [won, lost] the election
  4. UK: is a [true, loyal, staunch, steadfast] (supporter of, spokesperson for) Labour
  5. UK: sentenced to [three] years of hard labour
  6. UK: [enough, plenty of, a shortage of] (skilled) labour in the market
  7. UK: [take on, look for, employ] skilled labour
  8. UK: [a meeting, negotiations] between labour and management
  9. UK: was in labour for [four] hours
  10. UK: went into labour after (losing water)
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