work on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “work on sth” in the English Dictionary

"work on sth" in British English

See all translations

work on sth

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
B2 to ​spendtimerepairing or ​improving something: His ​dancingtechnique is good, but he ​needs to ​work on his ​stamina.
More examples
(Definition of work on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “work on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 修理, 改善…
in Turkish üzerinde çalışmak, uğraşmak…
in Russian работать с/над чем-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修理, 改善…
in Polish pracować przy czymś…
What is the pronunciation of work on sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More