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work US English

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

-work US English

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

work to in work US English

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

at work US English

Engaged in work

work to US English

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

at work in work US English

Engaged in work

cold-work US English

Shape (metal) while it is cold

hard work US English

A great deal of effort or endurance

scut work US English

Tedious, menial work

warm work US English

Physical action that makes one warm through exertion

work out in work US English

(Of an equation) be capable of being solved

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 rate US English

The rate at which work is done

work-shy US English

(Of a person) lazy and disinclined to work

wool work US English

Needlework executed in wool on a canvas foundation

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

nice work in nice US English

Expressing approval of a task well done

nice work US English

Expressing approval of a task well done

make-work US English

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

part-work US English

A publication appearing in several parts over a period of time

Berlin work US English

Worsted embroidery on canvas

crewel work US English

Embroidery or tapestry done with crewel yarn on linen cloth

dirty work US English

Activities or tasks that are unpleasant or dishonest and given to someone else to undertake

group work US English

Work done by a group in collaboration

shadow work US English

Embroidery done in shadow stitch

shift work US English

Work comprising recurring periods in which different groups of workers do the same jobs in rotation

social work US English

Work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those in need of help or welfare

stump work US English

A type of raised embroidery popular between the 15th and 17th centuries and characterized by elaborate designs padded with wool or hair

work ethic US English

The principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward

work-harden US English

Toughen (a metal) by cold-working

work permit US English

An official document giving a foreigner permission to take a job in a country

work-study US English

Of or relating to a college program that enables students to work part-time while attending school

number work US English

Simple arithmetic

welfare work US English

Organized effort to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need

women's work US English

Work traditionally and historically undertaken by women, especially tasks of a domestic nature such as cooking, needlework, and child rearing

work wonders in wonder US English

Have a very beneficial effect on someone or something

work wonders US English

Have a very beneficial effect on someone or something

work something in in work US English

Include or incorporate something, typically in something spoken or written

work through in work US English

Go through a process of understanding and accepting (a painful or difficult situation)

work up to in work US English

Proceed gradually toward (something more advanced or intense)

get worked up in work US English

Gradually bring someone, especially oneself, to a state of intense excitement, anger, or anxiety

work something up in work US English

Bring something gradually to a more complete or satisfactory state

work through US English

Go through a process of understanding and accepting (a painful or difficult situation)

work up to US English

Proceed gradually toward (something more advanced or intense)

work function US English

The minimum quantity of energy that is required to remove an electron to infinity from the surface of a given solid, usually a metal

work release US English

Leave of absence from prison by day enabling a prisoner to continue in normal employment

work surface US English

another term for countertop.

sale of work US English

An event where goods made by members of a parish or other organization are sold, typically to raise funds for charity


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