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work

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1 a literary, musical, or artistic production
  • Unfortunately, many of her works are now out of print.
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2 something produced by physical or intellectual effort
  • The new app is the work of a pair of young but highly gifted programmers.
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3 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
  • The work of a movie director is to tell a story through a series of striking images.
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4 the active use of energy in producing a result
  • put a lot of work into the project
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5 the activity by which one regularly makes a living
  • What line of work are you in?
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6 works plural a building or set of buildings for the manufacturing of goods
  • a glass works where high quality glassware is made
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work, labor, travail, toil, drudgery, grind mean activity involving effort or exertion. work may imply activity of body, of mind, of a machine, or of a natural force.
    • too tired to do any work
labor applies to physical or intellectual work involving great and often strenuous exertion.
    • farmers demanding fair compensation for their labor
travail is bookish for labor involving pain or suffering.
    • years of travail were lost when the house burned
toil implies prolonged and fatiguing labor.
    • his lot would be years of back-breaking toil
drudgery suggests dull and irksome labor.
    • an editorial job with a good deal of drudgery
grind implies labor exhausting to mind or body.
    • the grind of the assembly line

work

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2 to find an answer for through reasoning
  • finally figured out how to work the math problem
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3 to have a certain purpose
  • The human kidneys work as a filtering system for the blood.
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4 to produce a desired effect
  • This headache remedy takes half an hour to work.
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take effect, take hold

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5 to set or keep in motion
  • This pump is worked by hand.
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6 to control the mechanical operation of
  • Show me how to work the machine.
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7 to devote serious and sustained effort
  • The organization has worked for years to raise people's awareness of human rights issues.
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sweat blood

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8 to take unfair advantage of
  • a man not afraid to work his family name in order to get ahead
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trade on, walk on



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