Translation of "work" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /wɜːk/

A1 to do a job that you get money for

Helen works for a computer company.
He works as a waiter in an Italian restaurant.

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

The fridge isn’t working.

B1 If something works, it is successful.

funcionar, dar certo
Her plan to get rid of me didn’t work.
work your fingers to the bone

to work extremely hard, especially for a long time

matar-se de trabalhar
She worked her fingers to the bone to provide a home and food for seven children.

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