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English definition of “work”

work

verb [T] (ARRANGE)    /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/ informal
to arrange for something to happen, especially by not using official methods and/or by being clever: I don't know how she worked it, but she retired at 50 on a full salary. Can we work things (out) so that there's always someone here to answer the phone during office hours?Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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