Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “work”

See all translations

work

verb
to be employed
trabajar, tener empleo
Are you working just now?
to (cause to) operate (in the correct way)
funcionar
He has no idea how that machine works / how to work that machine That machine doesn’t/won’t work, but this one’s working.
to be practicable and/or successful
funcionar, dar resultados
If my scheme works, we’ll be rich!
to make (one’s way) slowly and carefully with effort or difficulty
progresar, desarrollar
She worked her way up the rock face.
to get into, or put into, a stated condition or position, slowly and gradually
volverse
The wheel worked loose.
to make by craftsmanship
trabajar, fabricar
The ornaments had been worked in gold.
(Definition of work from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “work” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More