work on sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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work on sb

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
to ​try to ​persuade or ​influence someone: [+ to infinitive] I'm ​working on my ​father to get him to take me to the ​airport.
(Definition of work on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “work on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力说服(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力說服(某人)…
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