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Definition of worked

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

Examples of worked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With many of the workers only part time and needing to go back to their respective fulltime jobs, Frank and other NASCAR executives jumped in and worked concession stands. Greg Engle, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 With all the wheels on the bus, Derulo entered the picture and their re-worked duet arrived in May, sparking the song onto the charts. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, 21 July 2021 Under the re-worked proposal, all eligible employees would still get Juneteenth off. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 18 May 2021 The unit cost has risen owing to inflation and upgrades, but the scheme more or less worked. David Axe, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Collectors will especially appreciate the open-worked mainspring barrel and small seconds ring, made visible in bright green and yellow colors. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2021 Marine Serre—a Motorhead head, apparently—put a young family in patch-worked rock tees of her own. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 14 Apr. 2021 The dial side also offers a peek at the open-worked barrel at 10 o’clock and the coiled mainspring, providing 72 hours of power reserve. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2021 Apparently, their strategy - resembling the Zero Covid policy of countries such as New Zealand - has more or less worked. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021

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1682, in the meaning defined above

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“Worked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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