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British pronunciation/wˈɜːk/
American pronunciation/ˈwɜrk/
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to do certain physical or mental activities in order to achieve a result or as a part of our job

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to work definition and meaning
1.1

to use or manage a particular thing in order to achieve something from it

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They work a large territory as sales representatives.
He worked his connections to secure a job offer.
They work the field to grow wheat and other grains.
Licenses to work the fishing grounds in a specific area.
You have to learn how to work the market if you want to make a profit.
1.2

to cause oneself or someone else to work, particularly extremely hard

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He works himself to the point of exhaustion.
They worked the horses tirelessly to plow the field.
She worked her students rigorously to prepare them for the exam.
He worked himself to exhaustion trying to finish the project.
She feels like her boss is working her too hard.
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to do a job or task, usually for a company or organization, in order to receive money

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(of a machine or device) to operate or function properly

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to cause a device, machine, etc. to be in operation

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He worked the lever to lift the heavy object.
I can't get the printer to work.
Do you know how to work the sewing machine?
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to change the form or shape of a material into a certain form or shape by hitting, stretching, squeezing, etc.

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4.1

to use a particular material to produce or craft a form of art

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The design was worked in silver thread.
A painter working in acrylics.
A sculptor working in stone.
A jewelry maker working with gold to create a necklace.
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to have the result that is desired

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to make efforts in order to gain something

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to have a specific impact

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to move or pass from a particular position to another gradually or with difficulty

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(of a part of face or body) to move violently

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to cause oneself or someone else to be in a particular emotional state

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to use one's persuasiveness to manipulate or influence someone's emotions or behavior

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The organization is working to raise awareness about the issue.
She is working to improve her language skills.
They committed themselves to working for animal rights.
We are working to make our relationship stronger.
01

activity that requires physical or mental effort

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something that we do regularly to earn money

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a painting, piece of music or book that is produced by a painter, musician or writer

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a place where work is done

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applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)

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(physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force

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the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)

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They work hard to meet the deadline.
She works passionately to make a difference in the world.
They can't work if the internet is down.
They're in the studio, working on their next album.
He's been working on his presentation for hours.
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