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Hypernyms for work

business end product geographic point energy job output geographical point free energy activity line of work product learning occupation line production acquisition become turn understand apply displace create from raw stuff fix gear up trance captivate bewitch go through stir care succeed deliver the goods bear on go convert use employ make transform prepare set catch beguile entrance go across proceed handle win affect touch on work get utilize manipulate create transmute set up capture becharm charm enchant stimulate manage operate come through impact touch put to work change state utilise move create from raw material transubstantiate ready enamour enamor fascinate pass excite deal run bring home the bacon bear upon be

Definitions for work

  • verb - give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
  • verb - arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
  • verb - go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  • verb - cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
  • noun - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
  • noun - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
  • verb - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
  • verb - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
  • verb - make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
  • verb - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
  • verb - move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
  • verb - cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
  • verb - make something
  • verb - shape
  • verb - prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
  • verb - gratify and charm
  • verb - move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension"
  • verb - proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
  • verb - provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
  • verb - proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; "work your way through every problem or task"; "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived"; "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"
  • verb - cause to work; "he is working his servants hard"
  • verb - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
  • verb - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
  • verb - cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
  • verb - operate in or through; "Work the phones"
  • verb - have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
  • verb - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
  • verb - operate in a certain place
  • verb - behave in a certain way when handled; "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"
  • noun - the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"; "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
  • noun - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
  • noun - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
  • noun - applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
  • noun - (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force; "work equals force times distance"
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    Synonyms for work

    workplace oeuvre study body of work employment piece of work sour solve exploit go wreak mold process put to work act upon turn figure out knead run make for mould cultivate do work exercise ferment puzzle out function bring shape forge crop act work out lick operate play form work on make influence

    Antonyms for work

    idle

    Holonyms for work

    No holonyms found for work.

    Hyponyms for work

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    Meronyms for work

    No meronyms found for work.

    Sounds like work

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