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Adjective
Functioning or able to function
“Could we install a working coffee machine for a change, instead of one that breaks down regularly?”
Adjective
Having paid employment
“The majority of the working population in the country were employed in governmental positions.”
Adjective
Sufficient to work with at a basic level
“Musicians require a working knowledge of rhythm and melody.”
Adjective
Being in a state of activity
“The project was well underway and working staff were keen to complete it on time.”
Adjective
Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later
Adjective
Of or relating to utility
Adjective
Not impaired
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Adjective
Of, or concerned with, the actual doing or use of something, rather than with theory and ideas
Adjective
Hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
Adjective
Maintaining
Adjective
Started
Adjective
On-screen
Adjective
Of, relating to, or caused by an occupation
Adjective
Having achieved a goal or state of prosperity
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Describing someone who is highly useful or skilled at a particular task
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Noun
The act of being in operation
“The working of the dryer resulted in an audible humming noise.”
Noun
(usually "workings") The working parts of a machine
“He was deeply interested in the workings of aeronautical machines and studied them intently.”
Noun
(usually "workings") The manner in which an organization or system operates
“Our judicial systems oversee the vast legal workings and relationships in a complex web of local arbitration, state courts, and federal benches.”
Noun
(usually in plural form "workings") A part of a mine or quarry that is or has been used
“The estate was built over former mine workings.”
Noun
The effect or influence of something, typically a chemical or substance
Noun
The state of being active, operative, or effective
Noun
Coping with
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The action or process of calculating or estimating something
Noun
Development of land for growing
Noun
An intended action or deed
Verb
Actively engaged in an assigned task, duty or occupation
Verb
Utilizing or employing a tangible object
“Could somebody show me how to work the coffee machine?”
Verb
Present participle for performing a task as part of one's employment
“I work as a ranger at the local national park.”
Verb
Present participle for to exert oneself for a particular purpose
“I had to work late into the night to complete my report before the deadline.”
Verb
Present participle for to function with a specific purpose
“The lungs work as the respiratory system in humans and many other animals.”
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Present participle for to produce as a result of effort
“Cutting calories can work wonders for weight loss.”
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Present participle for to be successful
“I am confident this plan of action will work.”
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Present participle for to be in working condition
“My broken computer will work again after I send it in for repairs.”
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Present participle for to produce the desired effect
“Allow the medication about an hour to work.”
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Present participle for to bring into a heightened emotional state
“The gregarious politician would work the crowd into a frenzy during his rallies.”
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Present participle for to effect by gradual degrees
“I had to work my way through the large crowds.”
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Present participle for to shape or form a given material
“The baker would work the dough thoroughly to soften it.”
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(farming) Present participle for to cultivate soil
“The farmers prepared to work the vast expanses of land to grow crops.”
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Present participle for to arrange or contrive
“The political consultant was prepared to work it in order to get his candidate elected.”
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Present participle for to move in an agitated manner
“Jane's left eyelid would work furiously due to her nervousness.”
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Present participle for to arrive at an answer through logic
“I had to think long and hard before figuring out how to work this puzzle.”
Verb
Present participle for to provide for, usually for one's family
“He felt it was now his job to work for his family.”
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Present participle for to cause someone to work, usually hard
“The coach would work his players hard during practice.”
Verb
Present participle for to exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
“She would work her famous husband's name to get ahead.”
Prepositional phrase
Available when requested
Adverb
In operation
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