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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.”
Noun
The act of being in operation
“The working of the dryer resulted in an audible humming noise.”
Noun
(usually in plural form "workings") The manner in which a machine, organization or system operates
“He was deeply interested in the workings of aeronautical machines and studied them intently.”
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.”
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Present participle for to operate a device or machinery
“Could somebody show me how to work the coffee machine?”
Verb
Present participle for to be in working condition
“My broken computer will work again after I send it in for repairs.”
Verb
Present participle for to produce a 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to effect by gradual degrees
“I had to work my way through the large crowds.”
Verb
Present participle for to shape or form a given material
“The baker would work the dough thoroughly to soften it.”
Verb
(farming) Present participle for to cultivate soil
“The farmers prepared to work the vast expanses of land to grow crops.”
Verb
Present participle for to arrange or contrive
“The political consultant was prepared to work it in order to get his candidate elected.”
Verb
Present participle for to move in an agitated manner
“Jane's left eyelid would work furiously due to her nervousness.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause someone to work, usually hard
“The coach would work his players hard during practice.”
Verb
Present participle for to take unfair advantage of
“She would work her famous husband's name to get ahead.”
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