Meaning of “work on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"work on sth" in British English

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work on sth

phrasal verb with work uk /wɜːk/ us /wɝːk/ verb

B2 to spend time repairing or improving something:

His dancing technique is good, but he needs to work on his stamina.

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  • I need to work on my pronunciation if I'm to pass the exam.
  • The meal tasted great, but you should work on the presentation.
  • The service is still not satisfactory, but the company say they're working on it.
  • If you worked on it, you could have a really good singing voice.
  • His jokes are good, but he needs to work on his delivery.

(Definition of “work on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)