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-work US English

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

work US English

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

work US Thesaurus

a day's work in the fields

work–life US English

Of or relating to both work and personal life; designating the relationship between the two. Especially in work–life balance.

at work US English

Engaged in work

work to US English

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

work-in US English

A form of protest, especially in response to threatened closure or redundancy, in which workers occupy the workplace and continue working, typically to demonstrate the value or continuing viability of their work.

boat work US English

Work undertaken on board or using a boat; specifically (a) the manning of the boats of a large ship; (b) angling done in a boat rather than on the shore or bank.

coal work US English

A place or establishment where coal is mined or processed; a colliery. Usually in plural (often with singular concord).

cold-work US English

Shape (metal) while it is cold

day's work US English

The work of a day; (an amount of) work done on or appropriate to a day.

dog's work US English

= dog work.

dog work US English

Menial or unpleasant work; specifically = donkey-work.

gang work US English

Work carried out by labourers in a gang or gangs.

hack work US English

Dull, unoriginal writing

hard work US English

A great deal of effort or endurance

hot work US English

= hot working.

hot-work US English

To subject (metal) to hot working.

ice work US English

Ornamentation executed in or consisting of ice, or having the appearance of ice; frosted work, (also) ice sculpture.

kirk work US English

= church work.

line work US English

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

live-work US English

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

make-work US English

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

man's work US English

= men's work.

mat-work US English

Matting; a structure resembling a mat.

men's work US English

Work traditionally undertaken by, and regarded as suited to, men, especially heavy manual work.

near work US English

Work involving proximity of the eye to the object.

nice work US English

Expressing approval of a task well done

pair work US English

Learning in which students work in pairs, especially as a technique used in language teaching.

part-work US English

A publication appearing in several parts over a period of time

pile-work US English

Work constructed or consisting of piles.

pin work US English

In needlepoint lace: small crescents or points made from loose, looped stitches, used especially in edgings. In early use also: bobbin lace.

pit work US English

Work done in a pit or mine.

rail work US English

The rails of a fence, barrier, etc., especially made in a decorative style; rails collectively.

roof work US English

Mining the upper surface or part of a working or seam (now rare).

root work US English

Horticulture. The mature roots of trees and plants used to create ornamental features in a garden. Compare rockwork, 2b. Now historical.

rope-work US English

A place where ropes are made; a ropewalk.

scut work US English

Tedious, menial work

sex work US English

The academic study of sexual behaviour or practices (rare).

soul work US English

(In early use) masses or prayers said for the soul of a dead person; (later) work relating to the condition of a person's soul; moral, intellectual, or spiritual nurturing.

time work US English

Work which is paid for on the basis of the time spent (opposed to piecework).

warm work US English

Physical action that makes one warm through exertion

week-work US English

In Anglo-Saxon and later medieval England: work done by a tenant for a lord, carried out on a regular basis a certain number of days each week; (also in plural) the requirement to carry out this type of work.

wool work US English

Needlework executed in wool on a canvas foundation

work out US English

(Of an equation) be capable of being solved

work camp US English

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

work card US English

A card issued by an employer as proof that the cardholder is employed; (also in later use) a card certifying that the bearer has permission to work.

work desk US English

(More generally) a desk used for work; a desk in the workplace.

work gang US English

A gang (especially of slaves or prisoners) that carries out manual or physical labour.

work hour US English

(In plural) the part of the day (typically) spent at work; (later also) the amount of time spent at work; (in singular) an hour during which work is done.

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