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English definition of “job”


  /dʒɑb/ noun
A1 the work that you do in order to get money: He got a job as a waiter.
A2 a piece of work: I did a few jobs around the house.
something that you have to do: It’s my job to water the plants.
do a bad, good, etc. job of something to do something badly, well, etc.: She did an excellent job planning the party.
(Definition of job noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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