Hyphenation of work

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Definitions of work:

Activity directed toward making or doing something
She checked several points needing further work
A product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
It is not regarded as one of his more memorable works The symphony was hailed as an ingenious work He was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey The work of an active imagination Erosion is the work of wind or water over time
The occupation for which you are paid
He is looking for employment A lot of people are out of work
Applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
Mastering a second language requires a lot of work No schools offer graduate study in interior design
(physics) a manifestation of energy
The transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force Work equals force times distance
A place where work is done
He arrived at work early today
The total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
He studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre Picasso's work can be divided into periods
Exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
I will work hard to improve my grades She worked hard for better living conditions for the poor
Be employed
Is your husband working again? My wife never worked Do you want to work after the age of 60? She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money She works as a waitress to put herself through college
Have an effect or outcome
Often the one desired or expected The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought How does your idea work in practice? This method doesn't work The breaks of my new car act quickly The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water
Perform as expected when applied
The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in Does this old car still run well? This old radio doesn't work anymore
Shape, form, or improve a material
Work stone into tools Process iron Work the metal
Give a workout to
Some parents exercise their infants My personal trainer works me hard Work one's muscles This puzzle will exercise your mind
Proceed along a path
Work one's way through the crowd Make one's way into the forest
Operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
She works the night clubs The salesman works the Midwest This artist works mostly in acrylics
Proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
Work your way through every problem or task She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived Start from the bottom and work towards the top
Move in an agitated manner
His fingers worked with tension
Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
I cannot work a miracle Wreak havoc Bring comments Play a joke The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
Cause to work
He is working his servants hard
Prepare for crops
Work the soil Cultivate the land
Behave in a certain way when handled
This dough does not work easily The soft metal works well
Have and exert influence or effect
The artist's work influenced the young painter She worked on her friends to support the political candidate
Operate in or through
Work the phones
Cause to operate or function
This pilot works the controls Can you work an electric drill?
Provoke or excite
The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy
Gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
The political candidate worked the crowds
Make something, usually for a specific function
She molded the rice balls carefully Form cylinders from the dough Shape a figure Work the metal into a sword
Move into or onto
Work the raisins into the dough The student worked a few jokes into his presentation Work the body onto the flatbed truck
Make uniform
Knead dough Work the clay until it is soft
Use or manipulate to one's advantage
He exploit the new taxation system She knows how to work the system He works his parents for sympathy
Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
Did you solve the problem? Work out your problems with the boss This unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out Did you get it? Did you get my meaning? He could not work the math problem
Cause to undergo fermentation
We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats
Go sour or spoil
The milk has soured The wine worked The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
Arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times

Synonyms of work:

noun activity
nounpiece of work, product, production
noun employment, occupation, business, job, line of work, line
noun study, learning, acquisition
noun oeuvre, body of work, end product, output
noun workplace, geographic point, geographical point
noun energy
verbdo work
verb act, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
verb function, operate, go, run
verbwork on, process, transform, transmute, transubstantiate
verb exercise, work out, put to work
verb make, pass, go through, go across
verb go, proceed, move
verb move, displace
verb bring, play, wreak, make for, make, create
verbput to work, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
verb cultivate, crop, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
verb be
verb influence, act upon, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
verb operate, run
verb manage, deal, care, handle
verb stimulate, excite, stir
verb capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
verb shape, form, mold, mould, forge, create from raw material, create from raw stuff
verb move, displace
verb knead, manipulate
verb exploit, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
verb solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, understand
verb ferment, convert
verb sour, turn, ferment, change state, turn
verb become, go, get

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