Meaning of SLAVE in English

SLAVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ sleɪv ]

( slaves, slaving, slaved)

1.

A slave is someone who is the property of another person and has to work for that person.

The state of Liberia was formed a century and a half ago by freed slaves from the United States.

N-COUNT

2.

You can describe someone as a slave when they are completely under the control of another person or of a powerful influence.

Movie stars used to be slaves to the studio system.

N-COUNT : with supp

3.

If you say that a person is slaving over something or is slaving for someone, you mean that they are working very hard.

When you’re busy all day the last thing you want to do is spend hours slaving over a hot stove.

VERB : V over n

Slave away means the same as slave .

He stares at the hundreds of workers slaving away in the intense sun.

PHRASAL VERB : V P

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.