work

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwɜːrk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/wɝk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wûrk)

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work

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. work as a [firefighter, lumberjack]
  2. work for the [company, government]
  3. work [at home, in an office, in a factory]
  4. work [from home, abroad]
  5. work in the [medical, information] industry
  6. (has) worked hard to [become, achieve, support, create, invent]
  7. are working hard to [make, develop]
  8. work hard at [becoming]
  9. work with your [friends, family]
  10. (don't) work on [Mondays]
  11. work every [Monday]
  12. works [three days, 20 hours] a week
  13. works a 40-hour week
  14. working like a [dog, horse]
  15. work on your [project, book, essay, drawing]
  16. has been working on it for [hours, days, weeks]
  17. work on your [skills, abilities, confidence]
  18. work on [developing, improving]
  19. work through the [pain, depression, loss]
  20. work through the [problems, issues]
  21. work through your relationship
  22. work together to [succeed, achieve]
  23. work well with her
  24. working against [each other, the competition]
  25. work to overcome [adversity, disability, an obstacle]
  26. working up the [courage, nerve] to
  27. work your way up in the [company, organization]
  28. worked our way [slowly, carefully] through the crowd
  29. work out your [problems, difficulties]
  30. work out the [answer, solution] (to)
  31. work off the (extra) [pounds, weight]
  32. work off [lunch, my dinner, that cake]
  33. the [machine, boiler, printer] isn't working
  34. got the [machine] to work again
  35. the [drugs, medication] didn't work
  36. nothing seems to work
  37. it isn't working (well)
  38. it worked [like a charm, a treat]
  39. (it) works for me
  40. (find) what works for you
  41. (it) worked out [well, great, OK] in the end
  42. [things, it] didn't work out (between them)
  43. work out [everyday, after work]
  44. work [your body, his charm, its magic]
n
  1. [hard, tough, challenging, easy, simple, nice, dirty] work
  2. a [lot, great deal, load] of work
  3. [snowed under by, overwhelmed with] work
  4. very [busy, bored, snowed under] with work
  5. [he, my sister, her son] is looking for work
  6. I start work at [07:00, noon]
  7. the students finished their work [in class, at home]
  8. she [often, always] takes work home (with her)
  9. why am I always doing the dirty work?
  10. cleaning the [house, garage, office] is a lot of work
  11. [insulted, harassed, abused] at work
  12. answer [private, personal] [calls, emails] at work
  13. don't phone me at work!
  14. his work in the [field, sector, area, sphere] of
  15. my life's work has been [ruined, destroyed, stolen]!
  16. what work [can you do, have you done]?
  17. the [collected, selected, complete] works of
  18. I'll have the works!
  19. she [asked, invited, consulted] her work colleagues
  20. made light work of the [cleaning, task, project]
n as adj
  1. my work [suit, car, credit card, clothes]
  2. [need, don't have, do] work experience
  3. has a [tough, full] work schedule
  4. a [good, toxic] work environment
  5. [gets along, going out] with her work colleagues
  6. during work hours
  7. [in, during] work hours
  8. [with, without] a work permit
  9. (has) a strong work ethic
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