EFFORT [U] › when you use physical or mental effort to do something: Decorating that room was hard work. PLACE [U] › the place where you go to do your job: He had an accident at work. JOB [U] › something you do as a job to earn money: Has she got any work yet? Many young people are out of work (= they do not have a job). ACTIVITY [U] › the activities that you have to do at school, for your job, etc: Have you got a lot of work to do? The teacher said she was pleased with my work.
get/set to work (on sth) › to start doing something
ART/MUSIC ETC [C, U] › a painting, book, piece of music, etc: The exhibition includes works by Picasso and Klee. the complete works of Shakespeare → See also donkey work → See also work of art