Translation of "work" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb uk /wɜːk/ us
JOB [ I, T ]

A1 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).

A2 If a machine or piece of equipment works, it is not broken.

çalışmak, işlemek
Does this radio work?
The washing machine isn't working.

B1 If something works, it is effective and successful.

işe yaramak, başarılı olmak, yürümek
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

çalıştırabilmek; nasıl çalışacağını bilmek
Do you know how to work the dishwasher?

to do something that needs a lot of time or effort, or to make someone do this

çalışmak, çabalamak, çalıştırmak
[ + 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

yavaş yavaş başarmak
I have a pile of homework to work my way through.

(Translation of “work verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)