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English definition of “work”

work

verb [I or T] (OPERATE)    /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/
A2 If a machine or device works, it operates , especially correctly and without failure , and if you work it, you make it operate : Our phone isn't working. You need a team of about twelve people to work a furnace this size . The pump works off/on (= uses) wind power . The pump is worked by (= uses to operate ) wind power . I can't get the radio to work.FunctioningPerforming a functionPerforming a functionFunctioning
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