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work British & World English

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

-work British & World English

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

work to in work British & World English

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

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

live-work British & World English

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

part-work British & World English

A publication appearing in several parts over a period of time

line work British & World English

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

make-work British & World English

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

nice work in nice British & World English

Used to express approval of a task well done

nice work British & World English

Used to express approval of a task well done

warm work British & World English

Physical action that makes one warm through exertion

hard work British & World English

A great deal of effort or endurance

wool work British & World English

Needlework executed in wool on a canvas foundation

work out in work British & World English

(Of an equation) be capable of being solved

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

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

donkey work British & World English

The boring or laborious part of a job; drudgery

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

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

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

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

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 wonders in wonder British & World English

Have a very beneficial effect on someone or something

work wonders British & World English

Have a very beneficial effect on someone or something

work something in in work British & World English

Try to include something, typically in a text or speech

work up to in work British & World English

Proceed gradually towards (something more advanced or intense)

work someone up in work British & World English

Gradually bring someone, especially oneself, to a state of intense excitement, anger, or anxiety

work something up in work British & World English

Bring something gradually to a more complete or satisfactory state

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

work release British & World English

Leave of absence from prison by day enabling a prisoner to continue in normal employment

work surface British & World English

another term for worktop.

welfare work British & World English

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


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