英音 [wɜ:k] 美音 [wɜrk]
vt.& vi. 使工作;使运作;操作;使产生效果;
activity directed toward making or doing something;
"she checked several points needing further work"
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"
the occupation for which you are paid;
"he is looking for employment"
"a lot of people are out of work"
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"
(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"
a place where work is done;
"he arrived at work early today"
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"
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"
"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"
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"
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"
shape, form, or improve a material;
"work stone into tools"
"work the metal"
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"
proceed along a path;
"work one's way through the crowd"
"make one's way into the forest"
operate in a certain place, area, or specialty;
"She works the night clubs"
"The salesman works the Midwest"
"This artist works mostly in acrylics"
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"
move in an agitated manner;
"His fingers worked with tension"
cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;
"I cannot work a miracle"
"play a joke"
"The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
cause to work;
"he is working his servants hard"
prepare for crops;
"Work the soil"
"cultivate the land"
behave in a certain way when handled;
"This dough does not work easily"
"The soft metal works well"
have and exert influence or effect;
"The artist's work influenced the young painter"
"She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
operate in or through;
"Work the phones"
cause to operate or function;
"This pilot works the controls"
"Can you work an electric drill?"
provoke or excite;
"The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
gratify and charm, usually in order to influence;
"the political candidate worked the crowds"
make something, usually for a specific function;
"She molded the rice balls carefully"
"Form cylinders from the dough"
"shape a figure"
"Work the metal into a sword"
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"
"work the clay until it is soft"
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"
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"
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"
go sour or spoil;
"The milk has soured"
"The wine worked"
"The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion;
"The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
afterwork adj. 工余的;
artwork n. 艺术品;插图;
beadwork n. 珠饰品;
bodywork n. （汽车的）车身;修理车身;塑身、纤体（如：按摩、瑜伽、锻炼等可以放松心情的方法，以达到促进身体和精神状况的目的。）;
brainwork n. 脑力劳动;
breastwork n. （临时性的）低矮防护墙，胸墙;
brickwork n. 砌砖;炉墙;砖工;
bridgework n. 架桥工程，假牙架;桥托;
brightwork n. 擦得发亮的金属部分;
brushwork n. 绘画，画法，画家的风格;笔触;
busywork n. 作业;
cabinetwork n. 细木工;
casework n. 生活环境调查;
clockwork n. （玩具、钟表等上面的）发条装置;钟表机械;
craftwork n. 工艺;工艺品;
crewelwork n. 绒线刺绣;
cutwork n. 挖花花边，雕绣;
donkeywork n. 苦役;单调乏味;
ductwork n. 管道系统;
earthwork n. 土方（工程），土木工事;
fancywork n. 刺绣品，钩编织品;
fieldwork n. 野战工事;野外工作;实地调查;现场工作;
firework n. （常pl.）烟火，烟花;（热情，怒气等的）迸发;
flatwork n. 可用机器或电熨烫的床单，毛巾等物;
footwork n. 步法，要跑腿的工作;
formwork n. 建筑用模子材料（板、螺钉等）;
framework n. 构架;框架;（体系的）结构;机构，组织;
fretwork n. 回纹饰，线条与空间图案，回纹饰工序;透雕细工;
frostwork n. 霜花花纹，霜花纹装饰;
glasswork n. 玻璃厂，玻璃制品;
grillwork n. 格子形图案，花格形装置;格架;
groundwork n. 基础;基本原理;
guesswork n. 猜想，猜测;
hackwork n. 粗劣文学作品;
handiwork n. 手工;手工艺（品）;结果;行为;
handwork n. 手工（尤指相对于机械）;手工活;
headwork n. 劳心的工作，脑力劳动;头形装饰;
homework n. 家庭作业;功课;
metal work work 金工;
ice work 冰上作业;
work pants n. 工作裤;
chair work 手工玻璃成形，自由吹制成形;
trestle-work n. （脚手架的）栈架结构;
maiden work 处女作;
insulation work 保温，绝热;
work therapy 工作疗法;
clerical work n. 行政工作;
work station 工作点;
schedule work 预定计划工作;
limbering work [医]放松活动;
work chair [医]工作椅;
volume work 体积功;
work material 加工材料;
team work 协同工作，工作小组;
rain work 雨中作业;
reversible work 可逆功;
least work 最小功;
overtime work 超时工作，加班工作;