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-work

suffix uk   /-wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/
used to refer to work of a particular type: homework paperwork used to refer to a skill or activity using a particular type of material: Girls and boys study woodwork and metalwork at this school. used to name things made of a particular material: stonework ironwork
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