work at

phrasal verb

worked at; working at; works at
: to make an effort to do (something) better
She has been working (harder) at controlling her temper.

Examples of work at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His parents worked at a ski lodge where his father, Johann, was a chef and his mother, Siglinde, was a waitress. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 LeAnn Mueller grew up in the barbecue business working at her family’s eatery Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor, Tx. Gary Stern, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Eight workers contracted with the Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary to fix potholes on the bridge were working at the time of its collapse, according to DOT Secretary Paul Wiedefeld. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 28 Mar. 2024 For most of the past decade, Seacat worked at the Amazon subsidiary as a technical customer support associate, helping with cloud computing. USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2024 In doing so, the craft’s solar panels now can’t work at their full potential, thus limiting battery life and making basic functions much more difficult for the lander. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2024 For Marylanders like Becky Grimes, who works at an Amazon warehouse near the eastern end of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the bridge's sudden collapse immediately changed the shape of her day — and many days ahead. Laurel Wamsley, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024 Each of the five women Nunley abused worked at the UNICOR call center when the abuse took place, per prosectors. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2024 Chris Finn, who has worked at Carlyle for 28 years, is retiring as COO. Allie Garfinkle, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024

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“Work at.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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