Definition of work rate in English:

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work rate


1The rate at which work is done: the work rate of the checkout assistants
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  • Resist the temptation to spread slurry at a high rate on fields near the farmyard to increase the work rate.
  • His work rate may suffer in registering on the protracted side, but Evelyn's musical output is worth waiting for, given its lush, cinematic and soul-infused qualities, loved by clubbers and loungers alike.
  • Like many foreigners, he's technically excellent, but he has also improved his work rate.
1.1The amount of energy that is expended in sport or physical exercise: his work rate and tackling were to his normal standard
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  • His work rate ensured that the defence got some necessary breathers that stopped the match turning into a Chelsea siege.
  • He's powerful, has aggression and is a brilliant tackler of the ball, has a superb work rate and is incredibly determined - a real team player.
  • His work rate is excellent and rarely puts a foot wrong when playing.

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