- (uncountable) labour, Labour, employment, occupation, job.
verb (works, working, worked or rarely, wrought)
- I go to everyday.
- (uncountable) effort, Effort expended on a particular task.
- Holding a brick over your head is hard .
- It takes a lot of to write a dictionary.
- (uncountable) (context, Physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force
- distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
- Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground.
- (uncountable) (Thermodynamics) A nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another. Also, a means of accomplishing such transit.http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055.
- (countable) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
- It is a of art.
- (uncountable) The place where one is employed.
- He hasn"t come home yet, he"s still at .
- (countable) A fortification.
- William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
- (intransitive) To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
- He"s working in a bar.
- (transitive) To effect by gradual degrees.
- He worked his way through the crowd.
- The dye worked its way through.
- (transitive) To embroider with thread.
- (transitive) To set into action.
- He worked the levers.
- (transitive) (context, Zymurgy) To cause to ferment.
- (transitive) To exhaust, by working (as a mine).
- (transitive) To shape, form, or improve a material (as stone or metal).
- (transitive) To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
- She works the night clubs.
- The salesman works the Midwest.
- This artist works mostly in acrylics.
- (transitive) To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
- (transitive) To provoke or excite; to influence.
- The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy.
- (transitive) To use or manipulate to one"s advantage.
- She knows how to the system.
- (transitive) To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
- I cannot a miracle.
- (transitive) To cause to work.
- He is working his servants hard.
- (intransitive) To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
- He pointed at the car and asked, "Does it "?
- He looked at the bottle of pain pills, wondering if they would .
- My plan didn"t .
- (intransitive) (figuratively) To influence.
- They worked on her to join the group.
- (intransitive) To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
- (intransitive) To move in an agitated manner.
- His fingers worked with tension.
- (intransitive) To behave in a certain way when handled;
- This dough does not easily.
- The soft metal works well.
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