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English definition of “-work”

-work

suffix uk   /-wɜːk/ us    /-wɝːk/
used to refer to work of a particular type: homework paperworkEmployment status and types of work used to refer to a skill or activity using a particular type of material: Girls and boys study woodwork and metalwork at this school.Construction work and workers used to name things made of a particular material: stonework ironworkConstruction work and workers
(Definition of -work suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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