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work at sth

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
B2 to try hard to achieve something: Most couples would agree that for a marriage to succeed, both parties have to work at it. [+ -ing verb] You need to work at improving your writing.
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