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work to US English

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

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 up to US English

Proceed gradually toward (something more advanced or intense)

cold-work US English

Shape (metal) while it is cold

set to work US English

Begin or cause to begin work

right-to-work US English

Relating to or promoting a worker’s right not to be required to join a labor union

work-harden US English

Toughen (a metal) by cold-working

welfare-to-work US English

Denoting government policies that encourage those receiving welfare benefits to find a job, for example by providing job training

at work in work US English

Engaged in work

the devil finds work for idle hands to do US English

Someone who doesn’t have enough work to do is liable to cause or get into trouble

nice work in nice US English

Expressing approval of a task well done

the work of —— in work US English

A task occupying a specified amount of time

one's life's work in life US English

The work (especially that of an academic or artistic nature) accomplished in or pursued throughout someone’s lifetime

all in a day's work in day US English

(Of something unusual or difficult) accepted as part of someone’s normal routine or as a matter of course

nice work if you can get it in nice US English

Used to express envy of what is perceived to be another person’s more favorable situation, especially if they seem to have reached it with little effort

the devil finds work for idle hands to do in devil US English

Someone who doesn’t have enough work to do is liable to cause or get into trouble