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work on

Definition of work on

  1. 1 :  to be in the process of making (something), doing (something), etc. <I worked on this physics problem for three hours.> <Scientists are beginning to work on a cure.>

  2. 2 :  to make an effort (to do something) <They are currently working on finding a cure.> <You have to work on controlling your temper.>

  3. 3 :  to try to influence or persuade (someone) to do something <She is working on them to change their votes.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

    :  sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result

    :  the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood

  1. :  used for work

    :  suitable or styled for wear while working

    :  involving or engaged in work

  1. :  to bring to pass :  effect

    :  to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion on :  forge, shape

    :  to make or decorate with needlework

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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