ADJ. manual, physical | forced, hard He was sentenced to four years hard labour for his crime.
VERB + LABOUR withdraw The miners are threatening to withdraw their labour.
LABOUR + NOUN market an increasingly competitive labour market
ADJ. cheap | casual | skilled, unskilled | child, migrant, slave It is thought that Stonehenge was built using slave labour.
LABOUR + NOUN force the size of the labour force | cost/costs | relations
3 giving birth
ADJ. difficult, easy | long, short The baby was born after a long labour.
VERB + LABOUR go into She went into labour two weeks early. | induce Labour was induced when the baby was ten days overdue.
LABOUR + NOUN room, ward | pains
PREP. in ~ She was in labour for ten hours.