Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb moil

3 senses of moil

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")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 2
churn, boil, moil, roil -- (be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
moil -- (moisten or soil; "Her tears moiled the letter")
       => smear -- (stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance)

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