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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Swinkv. i. [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See Swing.].
     To labor; to toil; to salve.  [1913 Webster]
    "Or swink with his hands and labor."  [1913 Webster]
    "For which men swink and sweat incessantly."  [1913 Webster]
    "The swinking crowd at every stroke pant “Ho.”"  [1913 Webster]
Swinkv. t. 
  •  To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor.  [1913 Webster]
    "And the swinked hedger at his supper sat."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To acquire by labor.  Piers Plowman.  [1913 Webster]
    "To devour all that others swink."  [1913 Webster]
Swinkn. [As. swinc, geswinc.].
     Labor; toil; drudgery.  Chaucer. Spenser.  [1913 Webster]




N exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt, stroke of work, stitch of work, a strong pull a long pull and a pull all together, dead lift, heft, gymnastics, exercise, exercitation, wear and tear, ado, toil and trouble, uphill work, hard work, warm work, harvest time, labor, work, toil, travail, manual labor, sweat of one's brow, swink, drudgery, slavery, fagging, hammering, limae labor, industry, industriousness, operoseness, operosity, trouble, pains, duty, resolution, energy, laboring, laborious, operose, elaborate, strained, toilsome, troublesome, wearisome, uphill, herculean, gymnastic, palestric, hard-working, painstaking, strenuous, energetic, hard at work, on the stretch, laboriously, lustily, pugnis et calcibus, with might and main, with all one's might, with a strong hand, with a sledge hammer, with much ado, to the best of one's abilities, totis viribus, vi et armis, manibus pedibusque, tooth and nail, unguibus et rostro, hammer and tongs, heart and soul, through thick and thin, by the sweat of one's brow, suo Marte, aide-toi le ciel t'aidera, and still be doing, never done, buen principio la mitad es hecha, cosa ben fatta e' fatta due volie, it is better to wear out than to rust out, labor omnia vincit, labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven, le travail du corps delivre des peines de l'esprit, manu forti, ora et labora.

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