Translation of "work" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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work noun (ACTIVITY)

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. 我有一大堆工作要做。
Carrying heavy loads around all day is hard work. 整天來回運送重物是件苦事。
What time do you start/finish work? 你甚麼時間開始/完成工作?
Aileen does most of the work around the house. 阿德里安做大部分的家務。
What sort of work are you experienced in? 你對哪一種工作有經驗?
She tends to wear quite dressy clothes for work. 她總是穿得漂漂亮亮的去上班。
Roger's work involves a lot of travelling. 羅傑的工作需要經常出差。

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. 我只好把這項工作帶回家完成。
All the furniture is the work of residents here. 所有傢俱都是這裡居民的勞動成果。

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work noun (PLACE)

A1 [ U ] a place where a person goes specially to do their job

Do you have far to travel to work each day? 你每天上班路遠不遠?
Thousands of people are seriously injured at work every year. 每年都有數以千計的人在工作中受重傷。
When does she leave for work? 她甚麼時候去上班?

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work noun (CREATION)

B2 [ C ] something created as a result of effort, especially a painting, book, or piece of music

The museum has many works by Picasso as well as other modern painters. 這家博物館有很多畢加索的作品,也有不少其他現代畫家的作品。
the poetic works of Tagore 泰戈爾的詩作

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work noun (EVERYTHING)

the works informal

everything that you might want or expect to find in a particular situation

The bridegroom was wearing a morning suit, gloves, top hat - the works. 新郎穿著晨禮服,戴著手套和高頂禮帽——全套的行頭。
mainly US And can I have two large pizzas with the works (= with all available types of food on top). 給我來兩份全套的薄餅吧。

work noun (FACTORY)

works [ C ] plural works

an industrial building, especially one where a lot of people are employed

a steel/iron works 鋼鐵/汽車廠

work noun (MACHINE)

works [ plural ]

the parts of a machine, especially those that move

If you take the back off this clock, you can see its/the works. 如果你把鐘的後蓋打開,就會看到那些活動部件。

work noun (PHYSICS)

[ U ] specialized physics force multiplied by distance moved



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work verb (HAVE EFFECT)

B1 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to be effective or successful

Her idea for reorganizing the department will never work in practice. 她關於部門重組的構想,實際上永遠都不會實現。
The tablets will start to work in a few minutes. 幾分鐘後藥片就會開始起作用。
Some people think I'm weird doing meditation, but it works for me and that's all that matters. 有些人認為我進行冥想有點古怪,但這對我有用,這才是最重要的。
Arguably, the monarchy worked well for many centuries. 有據可考,君主政體成功施行了很多個世紀。

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work verb (DO JOB)

A1 [ I or T ] to do a job, especially the job you do to earn money, or to make someone do a job

He works at the hospital. 他在當地的醫院工作。
She worked as a cleaner at the hospital. 她在醫院裡當清潔工人。
Mike works for a computer company. 麥克在一家電腦公司工作。
It's not unusual for a junior doctor to work a 70 or sometimes an 80-hour week. 對於一名初級醫生來說,每週工作70甚或80小時是很平常的。
Have you any experience of working with children who have learning difficulties? 你有沒有輔導過學習吃力的孩子?
The instructors worked us very hard on the survival course. 生存訓練課上,老師把我們累壞了。
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work verb (OPERATE)

A2 [ I or T ] If a machine or device works, it operates, especially correctly and without failure, and if you work it, you make it operate.

Our phone isn't working. 我們的電話壞了。
You need a team of about twelve people to work a furnace this size. 這樣大小的熔爐需要大約12個人來維持其運行。
The pump works off/on (= uses) wind power. 這個泵利用風力。
The pump is worked by (= uses to operate) wind power. 這個泵靠風力運作。
I can't get the radio to work. 我怎麼也弄不好這台收音機。

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[ I or T, + adv/prep ] to succeed gradually in becoming something or cause a person or thing to become something, either by making an effort or by making many small movements

He started as a technician and worked his way up through the company to become managing director. 他從一名技術員做起,一步一步晉升為公司的總經理。
Eventually she worked her way through (= read) the huge amount of technical papers. 最後她終於讀完了一大堆技術論文。
Vibration tends to make nuts and screws work themselves loose. 震動會使螺母和螺絲自動鬆開。
The screws had worked loose over time. 隨著時間過去,螺絲已經鬆了。

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work verb (ARRANGE)

[ T ] 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. 我不知道她是如何做到在50歲領全薪退休的。
Can we work things (out) so that there's always someone here to answer the phone during office hours? 我們能否安排一下,以便在工作時間這裡總是有人接電話?

work verb (SHAPE)

[ T ] to shape, change, or process a substance

Working iron requires higher temperatures than bronze. 加工鐵比加工青銅需要更高溫度。
Gently work the butter into the flour until there are no lumps left. 輕輕地把奶油揉到麵粉裡,直到沒有硬塊為止。


uk / -wɜːk/ us / -wɝːk/

used to refer to work of a particular type

homework 家務
paperwork 文字工作

used to refer to a skill or activity using a particular type of material

Girls and boys study woodwork and metalwork at this school. 在這所學校裡,男孩和女孩學習木工和金屬製造手藝。

used to name things made of a particular material

stonework 石製品
ironwork 鐵製品

(Translation of “work” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)