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jobnoun [C]

 us   /dʒɑb/

job noun [C] (EMPLOYMENT)

the regular work that a person does to earn money: a full-time/part-time/permanent/temporary job to get/quit a job The new supermarket will create 50 new jobs in the area. She’s applied for a job with an insurance company. How long have you been out of a job (= unemployed)?on the job If you do something on the job, you do it while at work: He keeps falling asleep on the job. The company provides on-the-job training (= training while you work).

job noun [C] (PIECE OF WORK)

a particular piece of work: I should have this job done by lunchtime. A microwave oven makes the job of preparing meals a lot easier. infml A job can be work done on or to something to improve or repair it: a paint job If you do a good/bad job, you do a piece of work of that quality: Jamie did a wonderful job on that sales presentation.

job noun [C] (DUTY)

a responsibility or duty: [+ to infinitive] I know it’s not my job to tell you how to run your life, but I do think you’ve made a mistake.

job noun [C] (CRIME)

slang a crime in which money or goods are stolen: a bank job an inside job (= a crime committed by someone who works for the company it was committed against)
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