Translation of "work" - English-Polish dictionary

work

verb uk us /wɜːk/
JOB [ I, T ]

A1 to do a job, especially the job you do to earn money

pracować
Helen works for a computer company.
He works as a waiter in an Italian restaurant.
My dad works very long hours (= he works a lot of hours).
MACHINE [ I ]

A2 If a machine or piece of equipment works, it is not broken.

działać
Does this radio work?
The washing machine isn't working.
SUCCEED [ I ]

B1 If something works, it is effective and successful.

udać się
Her plan to get rid of me didn't work.
can work sth; know how to work sth

to know how to use a machine or piece of equipment

umieć coś obsługiwać
Do you know how to work the video recorder?
EFFORT [ I, T ]

to do something that needs a lot of time or effort, or to make someone do this

pracować, zmuszać do pracy
[ + to do sth ] He's been working to improve his speed.
Our teacher works us very hard.
work your way around/through/up, etc sth

to achieve something gradually

brnąć/posuwać się itp. przez coś
I have a pile of homework to work my way through.

(Translation of “work verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)