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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion.

Usage examples (33)
  • Adjective : a backbreaking job
  • The thing that tipped it into "backbreaking" was the 5 pound roll of wrapping paper I slid into the basket at the last minute!
  • Thompson did the kind of backbreaking work that most Americans wouldn't think of doing.
  • Liss pointed to a "backbreaking" low post move by Shawn Stephan PO '11 as one of the important moments of the second half. for more
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