(~s, slaving, ~d)
A ~ 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 ~s from the United States.
You can describe someone as a ~ when they are completely under the control of another person or of a powerful influence.
Movie stars used to be ~s to the studio system.
N-COUNT: with supp
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 ~ .
He stares at the hundreds of workers slaving away in the intense sun.
PHRASAL VERB: V P