handiwork Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"handiwork" in British English

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handiworknoun [U]

uk   /ˈhæn.dɪ.wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/
work done ​skilfully with the ​hands: Susannah put down the ​paintbrush and ​stood back to ​admire her handiwork. something that you have done or ​caused, usually something ​bad: "Is this ​your handiwork?" he ​asked, ​pointing at the ​graffiti on the ​wall.
(Definition of handiwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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handiworknoun [U]

 us   /ˈhæn·diˌwɜrk/
work done ​skillfully with the ​hands: He ​built his own ​telescope, and he was ​proud of his handiwork. Handiwork is also the ​effects of any ​action: The ​damage to the ​house is the handiwork of ​termites.
(Definition of handiwork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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