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job

noun [C]
 
 
/dʒɒb/
PAID EMPLOYMENT A1 the regular work that you do in order to earn money: She got a job in publishing. Hundreds of workers could lose their jobs. Why don't you apply for a part-time job?Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
PIECE OF WORK A2 a piece of work that you have to do: cooking, cleaning and other household jobsWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
RESPONSIBILITY B2 something that is your responsibility: It's my job to water the plants.Duty, obligation and responsibility
make a bad/good, etc job of sth UK to do sth badly/well, etcActing and actsDealing with things or people
do a good/excellent, etc job B2 to do something well/very well, etc: She did a great job of organizing the event.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
out of a job without a job: How long have you been out of a job?Employment status and types of work
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