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  • 1 work — [wʉrk] n. [ME werk < OE weorc, akin to Ger werk < IE base * werĝ , to do, act > Gr ergon (for * wergon), action, work, organon, tool, instrument] 1. physical or mental effort exerted to do or make something; purposeful activity; labor;… …

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  • 2 Work — (w[^u]rk), n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. v[ae]rk, Goth. gawa[ u]rki, Gr. e rgon, [digamma]e rgon, work, re zein to do, o rganon an instrument,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Work — may refer to: Human labor: Employment House work Labor (economics), measure of the work done by human beings Manual labor, physical work done by people Wage labor, in which a worker sells their labor and an employer buys it Work (project… …

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  • 4 work — n 1 Work, labor, travail, toil, drudgery, grind are comparable when they mean effort or exertion directed to the accomplishment of an end, or an employment or activity which involves such expenditure of effort or exertion. Work is the most… …

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  • 5 Work — (w[^u]rk), v. t. 1. To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor. [1913 Webster] He could have told them of two or three gold mines, and a silver mine, and given the reason why they forbare …

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  • 6 work — ► NOUN 1) activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result. 2) such activity as a means of earning income. 3) a task or tasks to be undertaken. 4) a thing or things done or made; the result of an action. 5) (works)… …

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  • 7 Work — (w[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Worked} (w[^u]rkt), or {Wrought} (r[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Working}.] [AS. wyrcean (imp. worthe, wrohte, p. p. geworht, gewroht); akin to OFries. werka, wirka, OS. wirkian, D. werken, G. wirken, Icel. verka,… …

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  • 8 work — [n1] labor, chore assignment, attempt, commission, daily grind*, drudge, drudgery, effort, elbow grease*, endeavor, exertion, functioning, grind, grindstone*, industry, job, moil, muscle, obligation, pains*, performance, production, push, salt… …

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  • 9 Work — Título Charlot, empapelador o Carlitos empapelador o Charlot trabaja Ficha técnica Dirección Charles Chaplin …

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  • 10 Work It — «Work It» Sencillo de Nelly y Justin Timberlake del álbum Nellyville Formato Disco compacto Género(s) Rap Duración 4:22 …

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  • 11 work it — informal phrase to arrange for something to happen I’ll try and work it so we can leave early today. Thesaurus: to make plans or arrangementssynonym Main entry: work * * * ˈwork it/things …

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  • 12 Work It — can refer to: *Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, a 2001 song by French duo Daft Punk *Work It (Missy Elliott song), a 2002 song by American hip hop artist Missy Elliott *Work It (Nelly song), a 2003 song by American hip hop artist Nelly *Work It… …

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  • 13 work — was natural to mankind from the beginning (Gen. 2:15) but is not a punishment [[➝ punishment, everlasting]]. It was only sin that turned it into a wearisome and interminable drudgery (Gen. 3:16 ff.). However, it can be given a positive value not… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 14 Work — bezeichnet: Hubert Work (1860 1942), US amerikanischer Politiker Work (Lied), ein Lied von Kelly Rowland Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …

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  • 15 work it so — (that) INFORMAL ► to arrange for something to happen in a way that is useful for you: »I m going to try and work it so I can spend the weekend in New York after the conference. Main Entry: ↑work …

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  • 16 work up — (something) to develop something. It took me a month to work up an outline of my book. She made a sketch, and hoped to work it up into a full size painting when she got home …

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  • 17 Work to Do — is a 1972 funk song by The Isley Brothers, released on their T Neck imprint. The song, written and produced by the group, was issued on their 1972 album, Brother, Brother, Brother , and charted at #51 pop and #11 R B upon its initial charting.… …

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  • 18 work up — wər kəp, wər vt to perform a diagnostic workup upon <work up a patient> …

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  • 19 work\ on — • work (up)on v 1. Have an effect on; influence. Some pills work on the nerves and make people feel more relaxed. 2. To try to influence or convince. Senator Smith worked on the other committee members to vote for the bill …

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  • 20 work up — work (yourself) up to make yourself excited or upset. You ve worked yourself up over just meeting a girl for a drink? I can t work up any enthusiasm for this plan …

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