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Activity one engages in to make a living
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“My work is as a project manager for a large company.”
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The activity for which a person or thing is employed to perform
“Analyzing the incoming data is the main part of my work.”
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Effort expended on a particular task
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“It's going to take a lot of work to finish building this house.”
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Product or achievement resulting from effort
“The breakthrough had been the work of a group of brilliant scientists.”
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A creative or artistic work or production
“The esteemed artist produced a work of pure brilliance with his latest painting.”
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The application of the mind to learning and understanding a subject
“Mastering a second language requires a lot of work and commitment.”
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The place at which one performs work
“I was in a rush trying to get home and left my suitcase at work.”
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(mass noun) The execution or accomplishment of a task or series of tasks
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A state of bondage, slavery, or subjugation to another person
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A written or printed work consisting of pages bound together
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The skill of an artisan or craftsman
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A state of busy or vigorous action or movement
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The mechanics of a movement
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The effects or influence of something, typically a chemical or substance
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Action or intervention producing a particular effect
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Something made, achieved or produced through effort
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A skillful act performed for entertainment or amusement
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Information or ideas for use in creating a book or other work
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The sum of the past achievements or performance of a person, organization, or thing
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A procedure undertaken to make a discovery, especially for scientific purposes
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Tests of someone's abilities or internal fortitude
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A task assigned to students in an academic setting
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The action or process of manufacturing or inventing something
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Items worn to cover the body
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A session of vigorous physical exercise or training
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A painted picture
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Tasks to be performed
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A dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast
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Performing a task as part of one's employment
“I work as a ranger at the local national park.”
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To exert oneself for a particular purpose
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“I had to work late into the night to complete my report before the deadline.”
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To function with a specific purpose
“The lungs work as the respiratory system in humans and many other animals.”
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To produce as a result of effort
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“Cutting calories can work wonders for weight loss.”
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To be successful
“I am confident this plan of action will work.”
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To operate a device or machinery
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“Could somebody show me how to work the coffee machine?”
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To be in working condition
“My broken computer will work again after I send it in for repairs.”
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To produce the desired effect
“Allow the medication about an hour to work.”
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To bring into a heightened emotional state
“The gregarious politician would work the crowd into a frenzy during his rallies.”
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To effect by gradual degrees
“I had to work my way through the large crowds.”
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To shape or form a given material
“The baker would work the dough thoroughly to soften it.”
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(farming) To cultivate soil
“The farmers prepared to work the vast expanses of land to grow crops.”
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To arrange or contrive
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“The political consultant was prepared to work it in order to get his candidate elected.”
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To move in an agitated manner
“Jane's left eyelid would work furiously due to her nervousness.”
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To arrive at an answer through logic
“I had to think long and hard before figuring out how to work this puzzle.”
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To provide for, usually for one's family
“He felt it was now his job to work for his family.”
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To cause someone to work, usually hard
“The coach would work his players hard during practice.”
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To exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
“She would work her famous husband's name to get ahead.”
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To move or proceed further along a course
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To convince or manipulate
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To cause a profound effect
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To move past someone or something with force
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To form or forge with a hammer
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To interweave or cross one with another
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To scatter or intersperse among other things
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To work on or shape with tools
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Take action
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To cause (dough or bread) to rise by adding leaven
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(of two or more things) To combine with to have an effect on
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To work in an organized and active way towards a particular goal
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Defeat narrowly
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Become all the rage
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Stencil or apply
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To cause (a large amount of damage or harm)