Slave away – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To slave away is to work extremely hard, with little or no rest.

Examples of use:

1. She’s been slaving away in the garden all day.

2. They slaved away night and day to finish the building project by the deadline.

3. Where’s Monica?

   She’s slaving away in the kitchen as usual.

4. I’m tired of slaving away at the computer. Let’s take a break.

infinitive
slave away
present simple
slave away and slaves away
-ing form
slaving away
past simple
slaved away
past participle
slaved away

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb slave away in a sentence?

What do you slave away at?

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