Mental activity or effort, especially as opposed to physical labor.
- Hockey is more objective, you have to be more tactical, there's more brainwork involved, it's not the same as playing with your home place.
- ‘Apart from all the physical toil and brainwork, private detectives still have to endure a lot of mental pressure as the job involves finding out the dark things about society,’ Cheng said.
- Lu Chen's work at the customs is regular and takes little brainwork.
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