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English definition of “work”


verb [I usually + adv/prep] (HAVE EFFECT)    /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/
B1 to be effective or successful : Her idea for reorganizing the department will never work in practice . The tablets will start to work in a few minutes . Some people think I'm weird doing meditation , but it works for me and that's all that matters . Arguably , the monarchy worked well for many centuries .Performing a functionFunctioningSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of work verb (HAVE EFFECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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