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Definition of worked

: that has been subjected to some process of development, treatment, or manufacture a newly worked field

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Alex Greenwood: 7 – Shared the left-back spot with Stokes and added a different dimension to the defence. Scored a nice, well-worked goal against Cameroon too., "England World Cup Player Ratings: How Every Lioness Fared in France This Summer," 7 July 2019 Lincoln had to be relocated, as well, leaving behind another segment of worked rock. Michael Klinski, USA TODAY, "Mount Trumpmore? It's the president's 'dream,' Rep. Kristi Noem says," 24 Apr. 2018 The Westminster of the mid-1800s was a marvel of its day, employing cutting-edge technology — such as air-conditioning, which never quite worked, freezing everyone in winter, stifling them in summer. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Westminster is rotting from within," 25 Apr. 2018 Downtown space is too expensive, and UMass Amherst’s nearly 60-acre agricultural property in Waltham never quite worked. Jon Chesto,, "UMass Amherst’s move east makes friends and enemies," 10 Apr. 2018 George Bush, how worked for, he was attacked in a pretty unrelenting way. Fox News, "Gorka: Instead of learning from 2016, the press doubled down," 6 Apr. 2018 This move came amid an effort to refocus the Countering Violent Extremism program (which had historically worked to counter propaganda and recruitment from terrorist groups of all stripes) exclusively on combating Islamic extremism. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Republicans Are Putting Political Correctness Above Public Safety," 15 Feb. 2018 Michigan's philosophy of rotating backs, keeping everyone fresh and working as a collective worked once again. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's starting RB job could be fluid, but top spot not 'terribly important'," 6 Sep. 2017 The struggles were a product of offseason swing changes that never quite worked and an inability to return to his old form quickly. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger exits Saturday’s game after being hit in the face by a pitch (video)," 29 July 2017

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First Known Use of worked

1682, in the meaning defined above

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