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work up

verb

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to produce or bring about especially by long or repeated effort
  • spent years working up a period novel that was historically accurate in every detail

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“Work up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/work%20up. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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