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-work British & World English

Denoting things or parts made of a specified material or with specified tools

work British & World English

Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result

work English Thesaurus

he was tired after a day's work in the fields

work in labour English Thesaurus

the aristocratic disdain for manual labour

work in toil English Thesaurus

she rolled up her sleeves and toiled all night

work in work English Thesaurus

he was tired after a day's work in the fields

work in wreak New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

wrought, as in wrought havoc, is an archaic past tense of work

work to British & World English

Follow or operate within the constraints of (a schedule or system)

cold-work British & World English

Shape (metal) while it is cold

hack work British & World English

Dull, unoriginal writing

hard work British & World English

A great deal of effort or endurance

line work British & World English

Drawings or designs carried out with a pen or pencil, as opposed to wash or similar techniques

live-work British & World English

Denoting or relating to property which combines residential living space with commercial or manufacturing space

make-work British & World English

Denoting an activity that serves mainly to keep someone busy and is of little value in itself

nice work British & World English

Used to express approval of a task well done

part-work British & World English

A publication appearing in several parts over a period of time

warm work British & World English

Physical action that makes one warm through exertion

wool work British & World English

Needlework executed in wool on a canvas foundation

work back British & World English

Work overtime

work out British & World English

(Of an equation) be capable of being solved

work camp British & World English

A camp at which community work is done, especially by young volunteers

work rate British & World English

The rate at which work is done

work-shy British & World English

(Of a person) lazy and disinclined to work

Berlin work British & World English

Worsted embroidery on canvas

crewel work British & World English

Embroidery or tapestry worked in crewels on linen or cloth

dirty work British & World English

Activities or tasks that are unpleasant or dishonest and given to someone else to undertake

donkey work British & World English

The boring or laborious part of a job; drudgery

drawn work British & World English

Ornamental work on linen or other fabric, in which threads are drawn out of the fabric to create a pattern of openings and holes

group work British & World English

Work done by a group in collaboration

number work British & World English

Simple arithmetic

shadow work British & World English

Embroidery done in shadow stitch

shift work British & World English

Work comprising recurring periods in which different groups of workers do the same jobs in relay

social work British & World English

Work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those people in a community suffering from social deprivation

stump work British & World English

A type of raised embroidery popular between the 15th and 17th centuries and characterized by elaborate designs padded with wool or hair

women's work British & World English

Work traditionally and historically undertaken by women, especially tasks of a domestic nature such as cooking, needlework, and child rearing

work basket British & World English

A basket (or bag) used for storing sewing materials

work ethic British & World English

The principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward

work group British & World English

A group within a workforce who normally work together

work-harden British & World English

Toughen (a metal) as a result of cold-working

work permit British & World English

An official document giving a foreigner permission to take a job in a country

work study British & World English

(In business or industry) a system of assessing methods of working so as to achieve the maximum output and efficiency

welfare work British & World English

Organized effort to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need

work wonders British & World English

Have a very beneficial effect on someone or something

work up to British & World English

Proceed gradually towards (something more advanced or intense)

work function British & World English

The minimum quantity of energy which is required to remove an electron to infinity from the surface of a given solid, usually a metal


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