Definition of casework
: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (such as a person or family)
caseworkerplay \-ˌwər-kər\ noun
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Undulating casework, taffeta curtains, eccentric chandeliers (like exotic jungle plants) and a lively palette of lime green, sandy brown, citrus orange and other bright colors created visual intensity.
Perhaps Trump believes the FBI should view casework as a tool to ease his narcissistic injuries.
A casework team of six across the hall handled letters that required individual attention from a federal agency.
The reasons some murders will never be solved also emerge: paralyzing fear of retribution, victims carrying secrets to their graves and relentless casework that forces detectives to move on in hopes that a break will come later.
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Definition of casework for English Language Learners
: the work done by a social worker to help fix the problems of a person or family
Medical Definition of casework
: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (as a person or family in need of financial or psychiatric aid)
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