Translation of works in Spanish:
- 3 (factory) (+ singular or plural verb) cement worksprinting works (before noun) works canteenfábrica de cementoworks committee works outingcantina (feminine) or comedor (masculine) or (Chile) casino (masculine)(en el lugar de trabajo)excursión (feminine) or salida (feminine) con la gente del trabajo
- 5 (all) [colloquial]there were candles, soft music, the works!to give somebody the workshabía velas, música ambiental y toda la historia [colloquial](give lavish treatment)tratar a alguien a cuerpo de rey(beat up)pegarle la paliza del siglo a alguien [colloquial]sacarle la mugre a alguien (Latin America) [colloquial]
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