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English definition of “job”


noun (EMPLOYMENT)    /dʒɒb/ US  /dʒɑːb/
A1 [C] the regular work that a person does to earn money : a temporary / permanent job When she left college , she got a job as an editor in a publishing company . It's very difficult trying to bring up two children while doing a full-time job. He's never managed to hold down (= keep ) a steady (= permanent ) job. She's applied for a job with an insurance company . Are you going to give up your job when you have your baby ? After a disastrous first month in office , many people are beginning to wonder if the new president is up to (= able to do) the job. Hundreds of workers could lose their jobs.Jobs, careers and professionsWorking out of a job C2 without a job: How long have you been out of a job? → Synonym unemployed adjective
(Definition of job noun (EMPLOYMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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