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  1. work

    • IPA[wəːk]


    • n.
      activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result;mental or physical activity as a means of earning income; employment
    • v.
      be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a result; do work;be employed in a specified occupation or field
    • noun: work, plural noun: works

    • verb: work, 3rd person present: works, gerund or present participle: working, past tense: worked, past participle: worked

    • 釋義
    • 片語
    • n.
    • 1. activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result:

      he was tired after a day's work in the fields

    • 2. mental or physical activity as a means of earning income; employment:

      I'm still looking for work

    • 3. the place where one is employed:

      I was returning home from work on a packed subway

    • 4. the period of time one spends in paid employment:

      he was going to the theatre after work

    • 5. a job:

      I decided to get a work

    • 6. a task or tasks to be undertaken:

      they made sure the work was progressing smoothly

    • 7. the materials for a task:

      she frequently took work home with her

    • 8. activity involving construction or repair:

      extra costs caused by additional building works

    • 9. cosmetic plastic surgery:

      between you and me, I think he's had some work done

    • 10. good or moral deeds:

      the Clapham sect was concerned with works rather than with faith

    • 11. a thing or things done or made; the result of an action:

      her work hangs in all the main American collections

      the bombing had been the work of a German-based cell

    • 12. a literary or musical composition or other piece of art:

      a work of fiction

    • 13. the artistic production of a particular author, composer, or artist, regarded collectively:

      the works of Schubert fill several feet of shelf space

    • 14. a piece of embroidery, sewing, or knitting, typically made using a specified stitch or method.
    • 15. a place or premises in which industrial or manufacturing processes are carried out:

      he found a job in the locomotive works

    • 16. the operative part of a clock or other machine:

      she could almost hear the tick of its works

    • 17. a defensive structure:

      just north of the fort were trenches and the freshly reconstructed patriot siege works

    • 18. the exertion of force overcoming resistance or producing molecular change.
    • 19. everything needed, desired, or expected:

      the heavens put on a show: sheet lightning, hailstones, the works

    • v.
    • 1. be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a result; do work:

      an engineer who was working on a design for a more efficient wing

      new contracts forcing employees to work longer hours

    • 2. be employed in a specified occupation or field:

      he worked as a waiter in a rather shabby restaurant

    • 3. set to or keep at work:

      Jane is working you too hard

    • 4. practise one's occupation in or at (a particular place):

      I worked a few clubs and so forth

    • 5. be engaged in (a particular occupation):

      I worked fireman on ships

    • 6. (of a machine or system) function, especially properly or effectively:

      his phone doesn't work unless he goes to a high point

    • 7. (with reference to a machine or machine part) be or cause to be in operation:

      the device is designed to go into a special ‘rest’ state when it's not working

      teaching customers how to work a VCR

    • 8. (of a plan or method) have the desired result or effect:

      the desperate ploy had worked

    • 9. produce as a result:

      with a dash of blusher here and there, you can work miracles

    • 10. make efforts to achieve something; campaign:

      they are dedicated to working for a better future for the generations to come

    • 11. arrange or contrive:

      the chairman was prepared to work it for Phillip if he was interested

    • 12. exert influence or persuasion on:

      she worked upon the sympathy of her associates

    • 13. use one's persuasive power to stir the emotions of:

      the born politician's art of working a crowd

    • 14. bring (a material or mixture) to a desired shape or consistency by hammering, kneading, etc.:

      work the mixture into a paste with your hands

    • 15. produce artistic pieces using (a particular material or medium):

      he works in clay over a very strong frame

    • 16. produce (an article or design) using a specified material or sewing stitch:

      the castle itself is worked in tent stitch

    • 17. cultivate (land) or extract materials from (a mine or quarry):

      contracts and leases to work the mines

    • 18. move or cause to move gradually or with difficulty into another position:

      comb hair from tip to root, working out the knots at the end

      look for small parts that might work loose

    • 19. (of a person's features) move violently or convulsively:

      hair wild, mouth working furiously

    • 20. make progress to windward, with repeated tacking:

      trying to work to windward in light airs

    • 21. bring into a specified emotional state:

      Harold had worked himself into a minor rage

  2. 知識+

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