Translation of works in Spanish:

works

Pronunciation: /wɜːrks; wɜːks/

n

  • 1 (actions) [literario/literary] (+ pl vb) obras (fpl) good works buenas obras
  • 3 (factory) (+ sing or pl vb) fábrica (f) cement works fábrica de cemento printing works imprenta (f) (before n) works canteen cantina (f) or comedor (m) or (Chi) casino (m) (en el lugar de trabajo) works committee comité (m) de empresa works outing excursión (f) or salida (f) con la gente del trabajo
  • 4 (mechanism) (+ pl vb) mecanismo (m) to gum up the works [colloquial/familiar] echarlo todo a perder, fastidiarla (esp Esp) [familiar/colloquial], embarrarla (AmS) [familiar/colloquial] to be in the works estar* en trámite your application is in the works su solicitud está en trámite
  • 5 (all) [colloquial/familiar] there were candles, soft music, the works! había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia [familiar/colloquial] to give sb the works (give lavish treatment) tratar a algn a cuerpo de rey (beat up) pegarle* la paliza del siglo a algn [familiar/colloquial], sacarle* la mugre a algn (AmL) [familiar/colloquial]

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