JOB [I, T] › to do a job, especially the job you do to earn money: Helen works for a computer company. He works as a waiter in an Italian restaurant. My dad works very long hours (= he works a lot of hours). MACHINE [I] › If a machine or piece of equipment works, it is not broken: Does this radio work? The washing machine isn't working. SUCCEED [I] › If something works, it is effective and successful: Her plan to get rid of me didn't work.
can work sth; know how to work sth › to know how to use a machine or piece of equipment: Do you know how to work the video recorder?
EFFORT [I, T] › to do something that needs a lot of time or effort, or to make someone do this: [+ to do sth] He's been working to improve his speed. Our teacher works us very hard.
work your way around/through/up, etc sth › to achieve something gradually: I have a pile of homework to work my way through.