Work

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Definition

to work (on a project): to labor on, to participate in (a project)
verb
I work at home. I do my job in my house.
to be out of work To be unemployed, not to have a job
public works public building site

(I have a lot of) work: (I have a lot) to do for my job; (I am) very busy, occupied
noun

(My computer doesn't) work (anymore): (My computer doesn't) function, operate (anymore)
verb
Pronunciation examples
UK: So, where do you work?
US: In a nuclear power plant. I've been working there for six months. I love it.
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Examples

  • "No need to come back and work for you."
  • "Poor Paddy works on the railway"
  • "It's not fair to you for me to pretend our relationship is going to work when I know in my heart my attention is elsewhere - Europe."
  • "I can't work here for a penny under sixty-five."
  • "Is the wifi working yet?"
  • "Brian : Almost, nearly there… and, voilà , your internet should be working now!"
  • "Just get him to sign on the dotted line and work for fifty years."
  • "When you smile at me, it's like my heart stops working, and then my stomach hurts and I cannot eat anything any more."
  • "you'll work for me!"
  • "There ain't but two sides to this world: Them that work, and them that don't."

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