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noun 
  1. (uncountable) labour, Labour, employment, occupation, job.
I go to everyday.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
  2. (countable) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
It is a of art.
  1. (uncountable) The place where one is employed.
He hasn"t come home yet, he"s still at .
  1. (countable) A fortification.
William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
verb (works, working, worked or rarely, wrought)
  1. (intransitive) To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
He"s working in a bar.
  1. (transitive) To effect by gradual degrees.
He worked his way through the crowd.
The dye worked its way through.
  1. (transitive) To embroider with thread.
  2. (transitive) To set into action.
He worked the levers.
  1. (transitive) (context, Zymurgy) To cause to ferment.
  2. (transitive) To exhaust, by working (as a mine).
  3. (transitive) To shape, form, or improve a material (as stone or metal).
  4. (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.
  1. (transitive) To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
  2. (transitive) To provoke or excite; to influence.
The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy.
  1. (transitive) To use or manipulate to one"s advantage.
She knows how to the system.
  1. (transitive) To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
I cannot a miracle.
  1. (transitive) To cause to work.
He is working his servants hard.
  1. (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 .
  1. (intransitive) (figuratively) To influence.
They worked on her to join the group.
  1. (intransitive) To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
  2. (intransitive) To move in an agitated manner.
His fingers worked with tension.
  1. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way when handled;
This dough does not easily.
The soft metal works well.

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