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    work

    [英 [wɜ:k] 美 [wɜ:rk] ]

    work的意思、解释

    过去式:worked;  过去分词:worked;  现在分词:working;  复数形式:works;

    work 基本解释

    及物/不及物动词使工作; 使运作; 操作; 使产生效果

    名词工作,操作; 著作; 工厂; 行为,事业

    及物动词使工作; 操作; 经营; 使缓慢前进

    work的近义词

    work 同义词

    动词accomplishtoilfermenthandleoccupybusyachievemanagefunctionwork outrunconductengagemakeoperatelaboreffectemploymanipulatemaneuver

    名词labortoil

    work 反义词

    work的解释

    名词playrestleisure

    不及物动词playrest

    work是什么意思

    work 相关词组

    1. work over : 彻底检查, 重做;

    2. work it : 完成, 做好;

    3. out of work : 失业;

    4. work in with : 与...相配合;

    5. work to rule : 怠工;

    6. work away : 不停地连续工作;

    7. work off : 消除, 完成, 印出;

    8. in work : 有工作, 在完成之中;

    9. work at : 解(题);

    10. work in : (使)渐渐进入, 插进;

    11. work up : 逐步建立, 逐步引起, 整理, 逐步发展;

    12. make sad work of it : 做坏;

    13. at work : 在工作, 在运转;

    14. work on : 继续工作, 设法说服, 影响;

    work 相关例句

    及物动词

    1.

    1. He worked the farm with great success.

    这个农场他经营得很成功。

    不及物动词

    1. Yeast makes beer work.

    酵母使啤酒发酵。

    2. The root worked down between the stones.

    树根在石缝间扎下去。

    名词

    1. The villagers sell their work to tourists.

    村民们把他们的手工艺品卖给旅游者。

    2. This bamboo basket is my own work.

    这只竹篮是我自己编的。

    work 情景对话

    就业和工作

    B:What do you do?

    你是做什么的?

    A:I work full-time at the (hospital/ library/ supemp3arket).

    我在(医院/图书馆/超市)做全职。

    工作

    A:The project was so (difficult/ time-consuming/ tedious).

    这个项目很(难/花时间/枯燥乏味)。

    B:You shouldn’t work so hard.

    你不要这么拼命工作。

    完成工作

    work

    A:Go (get some work done/ finish you work/ do some work).

    去(找点事情做/完成你的工作/做点什么事情)。

    B:All right.

    好的。

    work 双语例句

    1. work的解释

    1. I will comtinue to work hard.

    我会继续努力的。

    2.

    2. For better development in the future, Mr.*** decided to go to Britainfor further study. Our company needs high-qualified manager, so we totallyagree with his study plan and sincerely hope that Mr.*** can come backto our company for further work after finishing his study.

    先生为了将来在国内有更好的发展,决定赴英国留学深造,我公司也十分需要高素质的管理人才,所以我们十分赞同其留学计划并真诚欢迎***先生学成回国后能继续在我公司从事工作。

    3. Some peo- 6546456呵5468呵79879不785★要★★复4564制556哦464pie believe that students value their education more if they work for it.

    有些人相信学生如果自己打工支付教育费用,他们会更加珍视所受的教育。

    4. Besides the choices I already mentioned, people will sometimes get rid of their problem by using anticholinergics, which work by blocking neural transmitters.

    除了选择我已经提到,人们有时会摆脱自己的问题通过使用anticholinergics ,它通过阻断神经工作发射机。

    5. They all appeared to be lost in the humdrum and routine of their work.

    他们好象一个个都被埋在日常单调的工作当中了。

    6. Few people complain about humdrum of their work, but they feel more fastidious without work.

    很少有人不抱怨工作单调乏味的,但是不工作他们觉得更无聊。

    7. From now on, I will learn to strike a balance10 between work and life.

    从现在起,我要学习在工作与生活中取得平衡。

    8. How can we strike the perfect balance between work and life?

    我们怎么能罢工的完美平衡工作与生活?

    9. The workers out of work are on strike.

    失业的工人在罢工。

    10. Strike a balance between work and pleasure.

    在工作和快乐中求得平衡。

    11. work什么意思

    11. He had come over from France to work during the strike.

    有一天,她在那里见到了在罢工期间从法国回来工作的乔恩。

    12. According to the new subject idea and its special circumstances, the article which combines the new evaluation idea of senior history with the teaching method in the western mountains area in Shijiazhuang, puts forward a new idea about the school work evaluation devolepment of senior history, and offers a refrence for the teachers who are working in the local areas and those who are working in the less developed areas.

    本文从新课程的理念出发,结合历史学科的特性,把高中历史发展性学业评价的新理念与石家庄西部山区的教学实际相结合,提出高中历史发展性学业评价的策略与方法,力图为本地区高中教学一线的历史教师以及经济相对落后地区的同行提供参考。

    13. You must endeavour to improve your work.

    你必须努力改进自己的工作。

    14. We must always endeavour to improve our work.

    我们总要努力改进自己的工作。

    15. work什么意思

    15. I'll do my endeavour to overcome them in the future work and life.

    在以后的工作和生活中,我会去克服它们。

    16. work什么意思

    16. Not only revamped the design of a method for calculating the valve, reducing the professional and technical personnel of the repeatability of conventional heavy design work, so that technical staff are more used to improve energy, improve product performance and new product development and shorten the research and development of new products cycle, improve labor productivity, but also in metal sealing ball valve lift leveraged research and development process, as a result of CAD/CAM applications, 钢管, have emerged from computer-aided design, CNC machine tools by computer-aided manufacturing of spiral flat stem, Metal sealed ball valve so that the process in the headstock without any scratches and wear, so that the ball valve seal and greatly improved life.

    岂但齐里改革了阀门的设计计算方法,加重了业余技巧职员沉重的反复性惯例设计农做,使技巧己员无更少的精神用于改良、降下产品机能战旧产品启发,伸欠新产品的研讨启收周早期、片面进步休息出产率,而且在降落杆式金属密封球阀的研造启收历程外,因为CAD/CAM的运用,呈现了由盘算机辅佐设计、由计算机帮助数控机床减农造制的阀杆螺旋扁,使金属密启球阀在开关功程外有免何揩伤战磨益,自而使球阀的稀封性和应用寿命大大降下。

    17. In the days to come, we would like to work with you to create a brilliant tomorrow!

    在未来的日子里,我们愿与您携手共创辉煌的明天!

    18. In the days to come, is willing to work with new and old customers create a better future.

    在未来的日子里,愿与新老客户共创未来。

    19. Wrong time to work, flexible working system and on-line office is the Beijing Municipal Government during the Beijing Olympics in order to ease the traffic pressure and the implementation of the three new initiatives.

    错时上下班、弹性工作制和网上办公是北京市政府为了缓解北京奥运期间的交通压力而新推行的三个举措。

    20. work

    20. All institutions and enterprises will be encouraged to work based on a more flexible schedule, and even via remote online connection.

    根据方案,年底前北京将扩大错时上下班范围,调整各级党政机关上下班时间,倡导有条件的企事业单位实行弹性工作制,鼓励网上办公。

    work 词典解释

    1. 工作;从业;就职

    People who work have a job, usually one which they are paid to do.

    e.g. Weiner works for the US Department of Transport...

    韦纳就职于美国交通部。

    e.g. I started working in a recording studio...

    我开始在一个录音棚工作。

    2. 工作;职业

    People who have work or who are in work have a job, usually one which they are paid to do.

    e.g. Fewer and fewer people are in work...

    就业人数越来越少。

    e.g. I was out of work at the time...

    那时我失业了。

    3. 工作;劳动;干活

    When you work, you do the things that you are paid or required to do in your job.

    e.g. I can't talk to you right now—I'm working...

    这会儿我不能跟你说话——我在干活儿。

    e.g. He was working at his desk...

    他正在桌前用功。

    The verb work has a different meaning in the continuous tenses than it does in the simple tenses. You use the continuous tenses, with the '-ing' form, to talk about a temporary job, but the simple tenses to talk about a permanent job. For example, if you say 'I'm working in London', this suggests that the situation is temporary and you may soon move to a different place. If you say 'I work in London', this suggests that London is your permanent place of work.

    动词 work 用于进行时和一般时时意义不同。用于进行时表示工作是临时性的,例如,I'm working in London (我目前在伦敦工作)暗示这种情形是暂时的,可能很快就会迁移到另一个地方。用于一般时则表示工作是固定的,例如,I work in London (我在伦敦工作),暗示伦敦是固定的工作地点。

    4. 工作;活儿;活计

    Your work consists of the things you are paid or required to do in your job.

    e.g. We're supposed to be running a business here. I've got work to do...

    我们在这里应该是要经营公司。我有一堆的事情要做。

    e.g. I used to take work home, but I don't do it any more...

    我过去常把活儿带回家干,不过我如今再也不这么做了。

    5. 努力干;用功

    When you work, you spend time and effort doing a task that needs to be done or trying to achieve something.

    e.g. Linda spends all her time working on the garden...

    琳达把所有时间都花在打理花园上。

    e.g. While I was working on my letter the telephone rang...

    我正在写信,电话铃响了。

    6. 工作单位;工作地点

    Work is the place where you do your job.

    e.g. Many people travel to work by car...

    很多人开车去上班。

    e.g. She told her friends at work that she was trying to lose weight.

    她跟单位的朋友说她在努力减肥。

    7. 工作成果

    Work is something which you produce as a result of an activity or as a result of doing your job.

    e.g. It can help to have an impartial third party look over your work...

    让客观公正的第三方看一下你的成果会有助益。

    e.g. Tidiness in the workshop is really essential for producing good work...

    工作间干净整洁对于生产出好的产品非常重要。

    8. (艺术家、作家、作曲家等的)作品;著作

    A work is something such as a painting, book, or piece of music produced by an artist, writer, or composer.

    e.g. In my opinion, this is Rembrandt's greatest work...

    我认为这是伦勃朗最伟大的作品。

    e.g. Under his arm, there was a book which looked like the complete works of Shakespeare...

    他胳膊底下夹着一本书,看上去就像是夹了《莎士比亚全集》。

    9. 研究;对…作调查

    If someone is working on a particular subject or question, they are studying or researching it.

    e.g. Professor Bonnet has been working for many years on molecules of this type.

    邦尼特教授多年来一直在从事这种分子的研究工作。

    10. 协助;帮助

    If you work with a person or a group of people, you spend time and effort trying to help them in some way.

    work什么意思

    e.g. She spent a period of time working with people dying of cancer...

    她有一段时间曾帮助垂危的癌症患者。

    e.g. He knew then that he wanted to work among the poor.

    他那时明白了自己想帮助穷人。

    11. (机器或设备)运转,运行

    If a machine or piece of equipment works, it operates and performs a particular function.

    work的解释

    e.g. The pump doesn't work and we have no running water...

    水泵坏了,我们没有自来水了。

    e.g. Is the telephone working today?...

    电话今天能用吗?

    12. 奏效;成功

    If an idea, system, or way of doing something works, it is successful, effective, or satisfactory.

    e.g. 95 per cent of these diets do not work...

    这些节食方法95%都不起作用。

    e.g. If lust is all there is to hold you together, the relationship will never work...

    如果肉欲是你们在一起的唯一理由,这种关系是不会持久的。

    13. (药物)起作用,产生疗效

    If a drug or medicine works, it produces a particular physical effect.

    e.g. I wake at 6 am as the sleeping pill doesn't work for more than nine hours...

    安眠药的药效不会超过9个小时,所以我清晨6点就醒了。

    e.g. The drug works by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain.

    这种药物通过提高大脑中血清素的含量来产生疗效。

    14. 产生(有利或不利的)影响

    If something works in your favour, it helps you in some way. If something works to your disadvantage, it causes problems for you in some way.

    e.g. One factor thought to have worked in his favour is his working class image...

    据认为,一个帮上了他的因素就是他的工人阶级形象。

    e.g. This obviously works against the interests of the child.

    这显然会对孩子不利。

    15. 对…产生(神奇的影响);使…深受(魅力感染)

    If something or someone works their magic or works their charms on a person, they have a powerful positive effect on them.

    e.g. Nevertheless, she is always optimistic about the possibilities and can work her charm on the disenchanted...

    虽然如此,她总是乐观地抱持希望,并能深深地感染那些心灰意冷的人。

    e.g. Our spirits rallied as the bitter-sweet alcohol worked its magic.

    苦中带甜的酒发挥了奇效,我们的精神随之振奋起来。

    16. (脑筋)转动,开动

    If your mind or brain is working, you are thinking about something or trying to solve a problem.

    e.g. My mind was working frantically, running over the events of the evening.

    我的大脑疯狂地运转,把那晚发生的事情飞快地一幕幕重演。

    17. 以(某种假定或思想)为基础(或前提)

    If you work on an assumption or idea, you act as if it were true or base other ideas on it, until you have more information.

    e.g. We are working on the assumption that it was a gas explosion.

    我们假设这是一场燃气爆炸事故。

    18. 在(某地或某类场所)工作;在…奔波

    If you work a particular area or type of place, you travel around that area or work in those places as part of your job, for example trying to sell something there.

    e.g. Brand has been working the clubs and the pubs since 1986, developing her comedy act...

    布兰德自1986年以来一直在俱乐部和酒吧表演,提高她的喜剧演技。

    e.g. This is the seventh year that he has worked the streets of Manhattan.

    这是他在曼哈顿街头献艺的第7个年头。

    19. 让…干活;让…工作

    If you work someone, you make them spend time and effort doing a particular activity or job.

    e.g. They're working me too hard. I'm too old for this...

    他们把我用得太狠了,我老了,干不了这种活儿啦。

    e.g. They didn't take my father away, but kept him in the village and worked him to death.

    他们没有把我爸爸带走,而是一直让他在村里干活,把他活活累死了。

    20. (常指政客或艺人)博得,赢得(众人的支持或欢心)

    If someone, often a politician or entertainer, works a crowd, they create a good relationship with the people in the crowd and get their support or interest.

    work的解释

    e.g. The Prime Minister has an ability to work a crowd — some might even suggest it is a kind of charm...

    首相有种感召人群的本事——有些人甚至认为这是一种魅力。

    e.g. He worked the room like a politician, gripping hands, and slapping backs.

    他又是握手,又是拍背,像个政客一样把一屋子的人都笼络了一番。

    21. 种,耕种(地)

    When people work the land, they do all the tasks involved in growing crops.

    work

    e.g. Farmers worked the fertile valleys.

    农民们在肥沃的山谷里耕种。

    22. 开采(矿)

    When a mine is worked, minerals such as coal or gold are removed from it.

    work

    e.g. The mines had first been worked in 1849, when gold was discovered in California...

    1849年加利福尼亚发现金矿时,这些矿第一次被开采。

    e.g. Only an agreed number of men was allowed to work any given seam at any given time.

    只有少数得到批准的人可以在特定时间开采特定的矿层。

    23. 使用,操纵(机器或设备)

    If you work a machine or piece of equipment, you use or control it.

    e.g. Many adults still depend on their children to work the video.

    很多成年人仍然要靠孩子来操作录像机。

    24. 慢慢变成;逐渐变得

    If something works into a particular state or condition, it gradually moves so that it is in that state or condition.

    e.g. A screw had worked loose from my glasses.

    我眼镜上有一个螺丝松了。

    25. 按,压,揉(面团、黏土等)

    If you work a substance such as dough or clay, you keep pressing it to make it have a particular texture.

    work是什么意思

    e.g. Work the dough with the palm of your hand until it is very smooth...

    用手掌将面团揉至光滑为止。

    e.g. Remove rind from the cheese and work it to a firm paste, with a fork.

    将奶酪的外皮去掉,用叉子将其压成硬硬的膏状。

    26. 加工;处理

    If you work a material such as metal, leather, or stone, you cut, sew, or shape it in order to make something or to create a design.

    work的意思

    e.g. ...the machines needed to extract and work the raw stone.

    开采加工原石的机器

    e.g. ...a long, cool tunnel of worked stone.

    一条跨度长且阴凉的石凿隧道

    27. 使用,采用(某种材料或物质)

    If you work with a particular substance or material, you use it in order to make something or to create a design.

    work的近义词

    e.g. He studied sculpture because he enjoyed working with clay.

    他学习雕塑是因为他喜欢玩黏土。

    28. (使)(身体某部分)活动

    If you work a part of your body, or if it works, you move it.

    e.g. Each position will work the muscles in a different way...

    每种姿势都会以不同方式活动肌肉。

    e.g. Her mouth was working in her sleep.

    她睡着的时候嘴巴还在动。

    29. 工厂

    A works is a place where something is manufactured or where an industrial process is carried out. Works is used to refer to one or to more than one of these places.

    work是什么意思

    e.g. The steel works could be seen for miles.

    这个钢厂几英里外都能看见。

    e.g. ...a recycling works.

    回收工厂

    30. 土木工程;建筑工程

    Works are activities such as digging the ground or building on a large scale.

    work是什么意思

    e.g. ...six years of disruptive building works, road construction and urban development.

    6年间进行的破坏性的建筑工程、道路修筑和城市扩建

    31. (某种类型的)全部物件,全套物品

    You can say the works after listing things such as someone's possessions or requirements, to emphasize that they possess or require everything you can think of in a particular category.

    e.g. Amazing place he's got there—squash courts, swimming pool, jacuzzi, the works.

    他的那个地方真是太棒了——壁球场、游泳池、按摩浴池,一应俱全。

    32. see also: working

    33. 干活儿;做工作;忙着做事

    If someone is at work they are doing their job or are busy doing a particular activity.

    e.g. The salvage teams are already hard at work trying to deal with the spilled oil...

    救援队已经在紧张地设法处理溢出的石油。

    e.g. He is currently at work on a novel...

    他这会儿正忙着写一篇小说。

    34. 起作用;发挥效用

    If a force or process is at work, it is having a particular influence or effect.

    e.g. The report suggested that the same trend was at work in politics...

    这份报告表明,同一趋势也在影响着政治。

    e.g. It is important to understand the powerful economic and social forces at work behind our own actions.

    重要的是,要理解在我们自身行动背后起作用的强大的经济和社会力量。

    35. (做…)有很大困难,困难重重

    If you say that you will have your work cut out to do something, you mean that it will be a very difficult task.

    e.g. The new administration has its work cut out for it. Creating jobs in this kind of environment is not going to be easy...

    新一届政府面临重重困难。在这种环境下创造就业机会绝非易事。

    e.g. He will have his work cut out to get into the team.

    他要进入该队困难重重。

    36. 已列入计划;已开始

    If something is in the works, it has already been planned or begun.

    e.g. He said there were dozens of economic plans in the works...

    他说有几十项经济计划已经开始实施。

    e.g. Nobody should be surprised by this. It's been in the works for some time.

    不应该有人对此感到惊奇,这事已经张罗了有一阵子了。

    in BRIT, usually use 英国英语通常用 in the pipeline

    37. (费力或轻而易举地)做,完成

    You can use work to talk about how easily or quickly a particular task is done. For example, if a person or thing makes short work of doing something or makes light work of it, they do it quickly and easily.

    e.g. An aerosol spray will make short work of painting awkward objects...

    用喷罐来喷涂,不好对付的物品也能轻松搞定。

    e.g. This horse made light work of the cross-country course...

    这匹马轻松地跑完了越野赛程。

    38. 讨厌鬼;恶棍

    If you describe someone as a nasty piece of work, you think they are very unpleasant or cruel.

    work

    e.g. Underneath I think he's actually a rather nasty piece of work.

    内心里我觉得他是个非常讨厌的家伙。

    39. 让…工作;派给…任务

    If you put someone to work or set them to work, you give them a job or task to do.

    e.g. By stimulating the economy, we're going to put people to work...

    我们将通过刺激经济让人们实现就业。

    e.g. Instead of sending them to prison, we have set them to work helping the lemon growers.

    我们没有把他们送进监狱,而是让他们帮种柠檬的果农干活儿。

    40. 开始做;着手处理

    If you get to work ,go to work, or set to work on a job, task, or problem, you start doing it or dealing with it.

    work的意思

    e.g. He promised to get to work on the state's massive deficit...

    他承诺着手解决国家庞大的财政赤字问题。

    e.g. He returned to America where he set to work on a new novel.

    他返回美国,开始写一部新小说。

    41. 艰难地移动;缓慢地取得进展

    If you work your way somewhere, you move or progress there slowly, and with a lot of effort or work.

    e.g. Rescuers were still working their way towards the trapped men...

    营救人员仍在艰难地向被困者靠拢。

    e.g. Many personnel managers started as secretaries or personnel assistants and worked their way up.

    很多人事经理最初是从秘书或人事助理做起,然后慢慢升上去的。

    42. 干得不错;干得漂亮

    You can say to someone 'nice work' or 'good work' in order to thank or praise them for doing something well or quickly.

    e.g. Nice work, Matthew. I knew you could do it.

    干得好,马修。我知道你能行。

    43. to throw a spanner in the works -> see spanner

    相关词组:work inwork offwork outwork overwork up

    work 单语例句

    1. Visionary political leaders and responsible business leaders alike should work together toward this end.

    2. Train services across northern India have been disrupted as railroad authorities work to clear the tracks.

    3. From that I learned that business management is the same as the work of a carpenter.

    4. The seemingly ordinary graduate began work at an investment firm as a manager after taking a degree in international business and trade.

    5. The centre of the professors'daily work has shifted from teaching to research, publishing papers and even making use of their academic advantages to do business.

    6. But it was not easy to convince their agents to let them act in a maiden work.

    7. The centre also offers business advice, work through government licensing and permit procedures and helps them find information about financing.

    8. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday encouraged business communities of both China and the United States to work more closely to push forward bilateral relations.

    9. The NYSE and the Washington institutions were to open for business Monday, with employees expected to report to work.

    10. More than 1 million Taiwan business people work or live on the mainland, statistics show.

    work 英英释义

    work

    noun

    1. activity directed toward making or doing something

    e.g. she checked several points needing further work

    2. the occupation for which you are paid

    e.g. he is looking for employment

    a lot of people are out of work

    Synonym: employment

    3. the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)

    e.g. he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre

    Picasso's work can be divided into periods

    Synonym: oeuvrebody of work

    4. a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing

    e.g. 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

    Synonym: piece of work

    5. a place where work is done

    e.g. he arrived at work early today

    Synonym: workplace

    6. applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)

    e.g. mastering a second language requires a lot of work

    no schools offer graduate study in interior design

    Synonym: study

    7. (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

    e.g. work equals force times distance

    verb

    1. give a workout to

    e.g. Some parents exercise their infants

    My personal trainer works me hard

    work one's muscles

    this puzzle will exercise your mind

    Synonym: exercisework out

    2. arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

    e.g. The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times

    3. go sour or spoil

    e.g. The milk has soured

    The wine worked

    The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

    Synonym: sourturnferment

    4. cause to undergo fermentation

    e.g. We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content

    The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats

    Synonym: ferment

    5. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

    e.g. 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

    Synonym: solvework outfigure outpuzzle outlick

    6. use or manipulate to one's advantage

    e.g. He exploit the new taxation system

    She knows how to work the system

    he works his parents for sympathy

    Synonym: exploit

    7. make uniform

    e.g. knead dough

    work the clay until it is soft

    Synonym: knead

    8. perform as expected when applied

    e.g. 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

    Synonym: functionoperategorun

    9. move into or onto

    e.g. work the raisins into the dough

    the student worked a few jokes into his presentation

    work the body onto the flatbed truck

    10. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    e.g. I cannot work a miracle

    wreak havoc

    bring comments

    play a joke

    The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

    Synonym: bringplaywreakmake for

    11. make something, usually for a specific function

    e.g. She molded the rice balls carefully

    Form cylinders from the dough

    shape a figure

    Work the metal into a sword

    Synonym: shapeformmoldmouldforge

    12. shape, form, or improve a material

    e.g. work stone into tools

    process iron

    work the metal

    Synonym: work onprocess

    13. prepare for crops

    e.g. Work the soil

    cultivate the land

    Synonym: cultivatecrop

    14. gratify and charm, usually in order to influence

    e.g. the political candidate worked the crowds

    15. move in an agitated manner

    e.g. His fingers worked with tension

    16. proceed along a path

    e.g. work one's way through the crowd

    make one's way into the forest

    Synonym: make

    17. provoke or excite

    e.g. The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy

    18. proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

    e.g. 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

    19. cause to work

    e.g. he is working his servants hard

    Synonym: put to work

    20. be employed

    e.g. 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

    Synonym: do work

    21. exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

    e.g. I will work hard to improve my grades

    she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

    22. cause to operate or function

    e.g. This pilot works the controls

    Can you work an electric drill?

    23. operate in or through

    e.g. Work the phones

    24. have an effect or outcome

    often the one desired or expected

    e.g. 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

    Synonym: act

    25. have and exert influence or effect

    e.g. The artist's work influenced the young painter

    She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

    Synonym: influenceact upon

    26. operate in a certain place, area, or specialty

    e.g. She works the night clubs

    The salesman works the Midwest

    This artist works mostly in acrylics

    27. behave in a certain way when handled

    e.g. This dough does not work easily

    The soft metal works well