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Pronunciation: /wəːks/

Translation of works in Spanish:


  • 1 (actions) [literary] (+ plural verb)
    obras (feminine plural)
  • 2 (engineering operations) (+ plural verb)
    obras (feminine plural)
  • 4 (mechanism) (+ plural verb) to gum up the works [colloquial]
    echarlo todo a perder
    fastidiarla (esp Spain) [colloquial]
    to be in the works
    estar en trámite
    your application is in the works
    su solicitud está en trámite
  • 5 (all) [colloquial]there were candles, soft music, the works!
    había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia [colloquial]
    to give somebody the works
    (give lavish treatment) tratar a alguien a cuerpo de rey
    (beat up) pegarle la paliza del siglo a alguien [colloquial]
    sacarle la mugre a alguien (Latin America) [colloquial]
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