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work

noun /wəːk/
effort made in order to achieve or make something trabajo He has done a lot of work on this project
employment trabajo I cannot find work in this town.
a task or tasks; the thing that one is working on trabajo Please clear your work off the table.
a painting, book, piece of music etc obra the works of Van Gogh / Shakespeare/Mozart This work was composed in 1816.
the product or result of a person’s labours/labors trabajo His work has shown a great improvement lately.
one’s place of employment trabajo He left (his) work at 5.30 p.m. I don’t think I’ll go to work tomorrow.
-work suffix
(the art of making) goods of a particular material trabajo de He learns woodwork at school This shop sells basketwork.
parts of something, eg a building, made of a particular material obra de The stonework/woodwork/paintwork needs to be renewed.
workable adjective
(of a plan) able to be carried out práctico a workable solution.
worker noun
a person who works or who is employed in an office, a factory etc trabajador office workers car workers.
a manual worker rather than an office-worker etc. obrero
a person who works (hard etc) trabajador He’s a slow/hard worker.
works noun singular or plural
a factory etc fábrica The steelworks is/are closed for the holidays.
work-basket noun ( work-box)
a basket, box etc for holding thread, needlework etc. costurero, cesto de labor
workbook noun
a book of exercises usually with spaces for answers. cuaderno de ejercicios
workforce noun
the number of workers (available for work) in a particular industry, factory etc mano de obra The factory has a workforce of about 300 people.
working class noun
the section of society who work with their hands, doing manual labour. proletariado
working day noun ( work-day)
a day on which one goes to work, and is not on holiday. día laborable
the period of actual labour in a normal day at work jornada de trabajo My working day is eight hours long.
working hours noun plural
the times of day between which one is at work horas de trabajo Normal working hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
working party noun ( plural working parties, work parties) ( work party)
a group of people gathered together (usually voluntarily) to perform a particular physical task grupo de trabajo They organized a work party to clear the canal of weeds.
working week noun
the five days from Monday to Friday inclusive when people go to work. semana laborable
workman noun ( plural workmen)
a man who does manual work obrero; obrera the workmen on a building site.
workmanlike adjective
suitable to a good workman profesional, competente a workmanlike attitude.
well performed bien hecho a workmanlike job.
workmanship noun
the skill of a qualified workman; skill in making things habilidad We were admiring the superb workmanship of the sculpture.
workmate noun
one of the people who work in the same place of employment as oneself compañero de trabajo Her workmates teased her about being the boss’s favourite.
workout noun
a period of hard physical exercise for the purpose of keeping fit etc entreno Do these exercises as part of you daily workout.
workplace noun
the office, factory, or other place where people work lugar de trabajo sexual discrimination in the workplace.
worksheet noun
a piece of paper that has questions and exercises for students to do. hoja de ejercicios
workshop noun
a room or building, especially in a factory etc where construction and repairs are carried out. taller
a course of experimental work for a group of people on a particular project. taller
workstation noun
a desk and a computer for one person to work at in an office. oficina
a computer that is part of a computer network in a place such as an office. oficina
at work
working trabajando He’s writing a novel and he likes to be at work (on it) by eight o’clock every morning.
get/set to work
to start work ponerse a trabajar, ponerse manos a la obra Could you get to work painting that ceiling? I’ll have to set to work on this mending this evening.
go to work on
to begin work on empezar a hacer We’re thinking of going to work on an extension to the house.
have one’s work cut out
to be faced with a difficult task costarle a uno mucho trabajo hacer algo You’ll have your work cut out to beat the champion.
in working order
(of a machine etc) operating correctly funcionando, en marcha, en condiciones Despite its age, the clock was in perfect working order.
out of work adjective
having no employment parado He’s been out of work for months.
work of art noun
a painting, sculpture etc. obra de arte
work off phrasal verb
to get rid of (something unwanted or unpleasant) by taking physical exercise etc desahogarse He worked off his anger by running round the garden six times.
work out phrasal verb
to solve or calculate correctly calcular I can’t work out how many should be left.
to come to a satisfactory end solucionar, resolver Don’t worry – it will all work out (in the end).
to perform physical exercises hacer ejercicio She works out every day.
work up phrasal verb
to excite or rouse gradually exaltar, acalorar, poner nervioso, emocionar She worked herself up into a fury (adjective worked-up) Don’t get so worked-up!
to raise or create llegar a tener I just can’t work up any energy/appetite/enthusiasm today.
work up to phrasal verb
to progress towards and prepare for preparar el terreno para Work up to the difficult exercises gradually.
work wonders
to produce marvellous results hacer milagros These pills have worked wonders for my rheumatism.
(Definition of work from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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