Translation of works in Spanish:
- 3 (factory) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) fábrica (feminine) cement works fábrica de cemento printing works imprenta (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) works canteen cantina (feminine) or comedor (masculine) or (Chile) casino (masculine) ([ en el lugar de trabajo ]) works committee comité (masculine) de empresa works outing excursión (feminine) or salida (feminine) con la gente del trabajo
- 4 (mechanism) (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) mecanismo (masculine) to gum up the works [colloquial/familiar] echarlo todo a perder, fastidiarla (especially Spain/especialmente España) [colloquial/familiar], embarrarla (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar] 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 [colloquial/familiar] to give sb the works (give lavish treatment) tratar a algn a cuerpo de rey (beat up) pegarle* la paliza del siglo a algn [colloquial/familiar], sacarle* la mugre a algn (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar]
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