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work

noun (ACTIVITY)    /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/
A1 [U] an activity, such as a job, that a person uses physical or mental effort to do, usually for money: I've got so much work to do. Carrying heavy loads around all day is hard work. What time do you start/finish work? Adrian does most of the work around the house. What sort of work are you experienced in? She tends to wear quite smart clothes for work. Roger's work involves a lot of travelling.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work A2 [U] the material used by someone at work, or what they produce: I'll have to take this work home with me and finish it there. All the furniture is the work of residents here.Products and producersBuying and selling in general Grammar:Work (noun)See moreGrammar:Work as an uncountable nounWork is an uncountable noun when it means something we do that takes an effort, often as part of a job or for study:See moreGrammar:Work as a countable nounWork as a countable noun means something created, especially a book or painting or piece of music or sculpture:See more
(Definition of work noun (ACTIVITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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