- work as a noun:
- 7 as a verb:
Activity directed toward making or doing something.
Dutch: arbeid, werk
Polish: praca, robota, zajęcie
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.
synonym: piece of work.
Dutch: compositie, oeuvre, schepping, werk, werkstuk
The occupation for which you are paid:
— 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.
Dutch: bestuderen, studeren, bestudering, studie
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.
A place where work is done:
— He arrived at work early today.
Dutch: job, werkgebied, werkplaats, werkplek
Polish: miejsce pracy, miejsce zatrudnienia, praca, robota, zakład pracy
The total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it):
— Picasso's work can be divided into periods.
Dutch: oeuvre, opus, werk
Exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.
Dutch: doen, verrichten, werken
— 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.
Dutch: arbeiden, werken
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 medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water.
Perform as expected when applied:
— This old radio doesn't work anymore.
Dutch: functioneren, werken
Shape, form, or improve a material:
— Work stone into tools.
— Work the metal.
Give a workout to:
— My personal trainer works me hard.
— Work one's muscles.
Proceed along a path:
— Work one's way through the crowd.
Operate in a certain place, area, or specialty.
Proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity.
Move in an agitated manner.
Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence:
— I cannot work a miracle.
Cause to work:
— He is working his servants hard.
synonym: put to work.
Behave in a certain way when handled.
Have and exert influence or effect:
— The artist's work influenced the young painter.
— She worked on her friends to support the political candidate.
Dutch: beïnvloeden, doorwerken, influenceren
Operate in or through.
Cause to operate or function.
Provoke or excite.
Gratify and charm, usually in order to influence.
Make something, usually for a specific function:
— Work the metal into a sword.
Move into or onto.
— Work the clay until it is soft.
Use or manipulate to one's advantage:
— She knows how to work the system.
— He works his parents for sympathy.
Dutch: exploiteren, uitbuiten, uitknijpen, uitpersen, uitzuigen
Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of:
— Work out your problems with the boss.
— This unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out.
— He could not work the math problem.
Dutch: er achter komen, oplossen, uitvogelen
Cause to undergo fermentation:
— The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats.
Dutch: fermenteren, gisten, stoken, werken
Arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion.
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