moil-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: work hard

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] MOIL (PP[theme]) NP1[agent[animate]] MOIL (PP[goal])

There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.
A whole nation of "artistes" moiled nightly for Harrasford.
She moiled for them to get them bread.
Beneath the joyous heavens men moiled and sweated at the task of slaying.
Unless one moils like a beast of burden, one cannot even live simply.
He moiled for the poor people.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: moil.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: become agitated; churn

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[theme] MOIL PP[location|destination]

Sluggish thoughts moiled around in the murky depths.
People moiled around her, sticking microphones in her face.
The waves moiled over and about the stones.
A band of clouds was moiling toward the horizon as steadily as a conveyor belt.

VerbNet: entity_specific_modes_being-47.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: moil.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: moisten or soil

Commentary: Syntax includes:

Her tears moiled the letter.
They were moiled with dirt and mire by reason of the deepness of the rotten way.
At first happy news came, in gay letters moiled With my kisses.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3