work


work
I
n.
labor

1) to do work (they never do any work)

2) to begin; quit, stop work (they quit work at one o'clock)

3) to take on work

4) to undo smb.'s work

5) backbreaking, hard; delicate; demanding; dirty, scut; easy, light; exhausting, tiring; physical work

6) meticulous, precise; shoddy, slipshod, sloppy work

7) fieldwork; paper work

8) (misc.) he never does a lick/stitch (AE)/stroke of work; to make short work of smt. ('to dispose of smt. quickly')

employment

9) to go to work

10) to return to work

11) to take off from work

12) to leave work (early)

13) at work (they are still at work)

14) out of work (they have been out of work for a week)

result of research, labor, artistic effort

15) to exhibit; hang one's works (in a gallery)

16) a literary; scholarly work

17) collected; published; selected works

18) (misc.) work in progress; a work of art

service

19) social work (to do social work)

20) undercover work (to do undercover work for the police)

treatment

21) root-canal work (to do root-canal work on smb.)

misc.

22) to go to work on smb. ('to put pressure on smb.') (see also works)

II
v.

1) ('to labor') to work hard, strenuously

2) (d; intr.) to work against ('to oppose') (to work against a proposed law)

3) (d; intr.) ('to labor') to work at, on (they were working on a new book; you have to work at being friendlier with people)

4) (d; intr.) ('to be employed; to labor') to work for (she works for a large firm; to work for a living)

5) (d; intr.) to work for ('to support') (to work for a good cause)

6) (d; refl.) ('to excite') to work into (she worked herself into a rage)

7) (d; tr.) to work into ('to insert') (she worked a few jokes into her speech)

8) (d; intr.) to work through ('to go through') (to work through difficult material)

9) (d; intr.) ('to progress') to work towards (to work towards a common goal)

10) (d; intr.) ('to collaborate') to work with (to work closely with one's colleagues)

11) (misc.) to work far into the night; to work one's way through college; to work one's way through a crowd; I slowly worked my way through the long report; the committee worked to reduce tension; to work against the clock

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[wɜːk]
a work of art
delicate
dirty
exhausting
paper work
physical work
published
scholarly work
scut
selected works
shoddy
slipshod
sloppy work
strenuously
the committee worked to reduce tension
tiring
to work against the clock
to work one's way through a crowd
to work one's way through college
to make short work of smt. ('to dispose of smt. quickly')
hang one's works (in a gallery)
stop work (they quit work at one o'clock)
on (they were working on a new book; you have to work at being friendlier with people)
('to labor') to work hard
(d; intr.) ('to labor') to work at
(misc.) he never does a lick/ stitch (AE) /stroke of work
(misc.) to work far into the night
(misc.) work in progress
['employment'] to go to work
['result of research, labor, artistic effort'] to exhibit
a literary
backbreaking
collected
slowly worked my way through the long report
to begin
to return to work
to take off from work
to take on work
to undo smb. 's work
to leave work (early)
['misc.'] to go to work on smb. (see also works; 'to put pressure on smb. ')
(d; tr.) to work into (she worked a few jokes into her speech; 'to insert')
(d; refl.) ('to excite') to work into (she worked herself into a rage)
(d; intr.) ('to be employed; to labor') to work for (she works for a large firm; to work for a living)
at work (they are still at work)
out of work (they have been out of work for a week)
['labor'] to do work (they never do any work)
['treatment'] root-canal work (to do root-canal work on smb.)
['service'] social work (to do social work)
undercover work (to do undercover work for the police)
(d; intr.) to work against (to work against a proposed law; 'to oppose')
(d; intr.) ('to collaborate') to work with (to work closely with one's colleagues)
(d; intr.) to work for (to work for a good cause; 'to support')
(d; intr.) to work through (to work through difficult material; 'to go through')
(d: intr.) ('to progress') to work towards (to work towards a common goal)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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