HyperDic: work

English > 34 senses of the word work:
NOUNactworkactivity directed toward making or doing something
artifactwork, piece of worka product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
actwork, employmentthe occupation for which you are paid
cognitionwork, studyapplying the mind to learning and understanding a subject / subject (especially by reading)
phenomenonwork(physics) a manifestation of energy
artifactwork, workplacea place where work is done
artifactwork, oeuvre, body of workthe total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
VERBsocialworkexert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
socialwork, do workbe employed
socialwork, acthave an effect or outcome
contactwork, function, operate, go, runperform as expected when applied
creationwork, work on, processshape, form, or improve a material
bodywork, exercise, work outgive a workout to
motionwork, makeproceed along a path
socialworkoperate in a certain place, area, or specialty
socialworkproceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
motionworkmove in an agitated manner
creationwork, bring, play, wreak, make forcause to happen / happen or to occur as a consequence
socialwork, put to workcause to work
creationwork, cultivate, cropprepare for crops
stativeworkbehave in a certain way when handled
socialwork, influence, act uponhave and exert influence or effect
socialworkoperate in or through
socialworkcause to operate or function
perceptionworkprovoke or excite
emotionworkgratify and charm, usually in order to influence
creationwork, shape, form, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
contactworkmove into or onto
contactwork, kneadmake uniform
consumptionwork, exploituse or manipulate to one's advantage
cognitionwork, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lickfind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
changework, fermentcause to undergo fermentation
changework, sour, turn, fermentgo sour / sour or spoil
changeworkarrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
work > pronunciation
Soundswer'k
Rhymesartwork ... woodwork: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > work: 34 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningActivity directed toward making or doing something.
Example"she checked several points needing further work"
NarroweractionThe most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
busywork, make-workactive work of little value
care, attention, aid, tendingThe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
courseworkWork assigned to and done by a student during a course of study
dutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
heavy liftingDifficult work
housewiferyThe work of a housewife
housework, housekeepingThe work of cleaning and running a house
investigation, investigatingThe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
ironingThe work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles
jobA damaging piece of work
jobThe performance of a piece of work
labor, labour, toilProductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
loggingThe work of cutting down trees for timber
loose end, unfinished businessWork that is left incomplete
mission, missionary workThe organized work of a religious missionary
nightworkWork to be done at night
operation, procedureA process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
paperworkWork that involves handling papers
serviceWork done by one person or group that benefits another
shining, polishingThe work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
spadeworkdull or routine preliminary work preparing for an undertaking
subbing, substitutingWorking as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
timeworkWork paid for at a rate per unit of time
undertaking, project, task, laborAny piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
wash, washing, lavationThe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
welfare work, social serviceAn organized activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in society
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishtrabajo
Catalanfeina, treball
Verbsworkcause to work
workexert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
workoperate in a certain place, area, or specialty
workproceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
English > work: 34 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonympiece of work
Narrowerfollow-up, followupA piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
handicraft, handcraft, handiwork, handworkA work produced by hand labor
ironworkWork made of iron (gratings / gratings or rails or railings etc)
laceworkWork consisting of (or resembling) lace fabric
lacquerwareA decorative work made of wood and covered with lacquer and often inlaid with ivory or precious metals
leatherworkWork made of leather
masterpiece, chef-d'oeuvreThe most outstanding / outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
metalworkThe metal parts of something
openworkOrnamental work (such as embroidery or latticework) having a pattern of openings
polychromeA piece of work composed of or decorated in many colors
publicationA copy of a printed work offered for distribution
silverworkdecorative work made of silver
wicker, wickerwork, caningWork made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
woodworkWork made of wood
work in progressA piece of work that is not yet finished
workpieceWork consisting of a piece of metal being machined
Broaderproduct, productionAn artifact that has been created by someone or some process
Spanishobra, trabajo
Catalanobra, treball
Verbsworkexert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
workhave an effect or outcome
English > work: 34 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe occupation for which you are paid.
Example "a lot of people are out of work"
Synonymemployment
Narrowercoaching, coaching jobThe job of a professional coach
engagement, bookingemployment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
ministryThe work of a minister of religion
paper routeThe job of delivering newspapers regularly
pieceworkWork paid for according to the quantity produced
public serviceemployment within a government system (especially in the civil service)
seafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
serviceemployment in or work for another
servicesperformance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
telecommuting, teleworkingemployment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem
workload, work loadWork that a person is expected to do in a specified time
Broaderoccupation, business, job, line of work, lineThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Spanishempleo, ocupación, trabajo
Catalanfeina, treball
Verbsworkbe employed
workcause to work
English > work: 34 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaningapplying the mind to learning and understanding a subject / subject (especially by reading).
Example"mastering a second language requires a lot of work"
Synonymstudy
Broaderlearning, acquisitionThe cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
Spanishestudio
Catalanestudi
English > work: 34 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
Meaning(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.
Example"work equals force times distance"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderenergy, free energy(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work
English > work: 34 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA place where work is done.
Example"he arrived at work early today"
Synonymworkplace
Partslocker roomA room (as at an athletic facility or workplace) where you can change clothes and which contains lockers for the temporary storage of your clothing and personal possessions
Narrowerbakery, bakeshop, bakehouseA workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
beehiveAny workplace where people are very busy
brokerage house, brokerageplace where a broker conducts his business
central, telephone exchange, exchangeA workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
colliery, pitA workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
creameryA workplace where dairy products (butter and cheese etc.) are produced or sold
drill siteworkplace that is the site of a drill hole
exchangeA workplace for buying and selling
farmworkplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
fish farmA workplace (usually a pond) where fish are raised for food
fishery, piscaryA workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
forge, smithyA workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
gasworksThe workplace where coal gas is manufactured
glassworksA workplace where glass is made
ironworksThe workplace where iron is smelted or where iron goods are made
jobA workplace
lab, laboratory, research lab, research laboratory, science lab, science laboratoryA workplace for the conduct of scientific research
laundryworkplace where clothes are washed and ironed
locationA workplace away from a studio at which some or all of a movie may be made
lumberyardA workplace where lumber is stocked for sale
oyster bed, oyster bank, oyster parkA workplace where oysters are bred and grown
proving groundA workplace for testing new equipment or ideas
ropewalk, rope yardworkplace consisting of a long narrow path or shed where rope is made
roundhouseworkplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives
shipyardA workplace where ships are built or repaired
shop floorworkplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines
studioworkplace for the teaching or practice of an art
studioworkplace consisting of a room or building where movies or television shows or radio programs are produced and recorded
tanneryworkplace where skins and hides are tanned
test bedA place equipped with instruments for testing (e.g. engines or machinery or computer programs etc.) under working conditions
waterworksworkplace where water is stored and purified and distributed for a community / community
workshop, shopsmall workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
Broadergeographic point, geographical pointA point on the surface of the Earth
Spanishcurro, lugar de trabajo, tajo, trabajo
Catalanfeina, lloc de treball
English > work: 34 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningThe total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it).
Example "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
Synonymsoeuvre, body of work
Narrowerwriting(usually plural) the collected work of an author
Broaderend product, outputfinal product
Spanishobra completa, obra, producción
Catalanobra
English > work: 34 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue work
Examples
  • "I will work hard to improve my grades"
  • "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
Narrowerassistact as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
beaver, beaver awayWork hard on something
boondoggleDo useless, wasteful, or trivial work
busy, occupyKeep busy with
carpenterWork as a carpenter
clerkWork as a clerk, as in the legal business
collaborate, join forces, cooperate, get togetherWork together on a common enterprise of project
electioneerWork actively for a political candidate or a party
internWork as an intern
ministerWork as a minister
pageWork as a page
plug away, peg away, slog, keep one's nose to the grindstone, keep one's shoulder to the wheelWork doggedly or persistently
pull one's weightDo one's share in a common task
putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck aroundDo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
servedevote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
skimp, scantWork hastily or carelessly
skipperWork as the skipper / skipper on a vessel
specialize, specialisedevote oneself to a special area of work
volunteerDo volunteer work
wait, waitressServe as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
whoreWork as a prostitute
workoperate in a certain place, area, or specialty
work at, work onTo exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something
work through, run through, go throughapply thoroughly
Oppositeidle, laze, slug, stagnateBe idle
Similar towork, do workBe employed
Spanishesforzarse, trabajar
Catalanesforçar-se, treballar
Nounsworkactivity directed toward making or doing something
worka product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
workersterile member of a colony of social insects that forages / forages for food and cares for the larvae
workera person who works at a specific occupation
workera person who acts and gets things done
English > work: 34 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBe employed.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymdo work
Caused bywork, put to workCause to work
Entailed bypractice, practise, exercise, docarry out or practice
NarrowerbankBe in the banking business
driveWork as a driver
farmBe a farmer
fill, take, occupyassume, as of positions or roles
fink, scab, rat, blacklegTake the place of work of someone on strike
freelanceWork independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer
jobWork occasionally
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moilWork hard
mantake charge of a certain job
moonlightWork a second job, usually after hours
serveDo duty or hold offices
serveDo military service
slave, break one's back, buckle down, knuckle downWork very hard, like a slave
subcontractWork under a subcontract
tinkerWork as a tinker or tinkerer
turn a trickHave a customer, of a prostitute
Similar towork, put to workCause to work
workExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
workoperate in a certain place, area, or specialty
Spanishelaborar, trabajar
Catalanelaborar, treballar
Nounsworkthe occupation for which you are paid
workera person who works at a specific occupation
English > work: 34 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningHave an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"
  • "How does your idea work in practice?"
  • "This method doesn't work"
  • "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
Synonymact
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Similar tobring, work, play, wreak, make forCause to happen / happen or to occur as a consequence
Spanishfuncionar
Catalanfuncionar
Adjectivesworkablecapable of being done with means / means at hand and circumstances as they are
Nounsworka product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
English > work: 34 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningPerform as expected when applied.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThese cars won't work
Example "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
Synonymsfunction, operate, go, run
NarrowercutFunction as a cutting instrument
doubleDo double duty
rollBegin operating or running
runBe operating, running or functioning
service, serveBe used by
Oppositemalfunction, misfunctionfail to function or function improperly
Similar torunBe operating, running or functioning
workoperate in or through
Spanishfuncionar, marchar, operar, trabajar
Catalanfuncionar, operar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningshape, form, or improve a material.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "work stone into tools"
  • "work the metal"
Synonymswork on, process
Narrowercoldwork, cold workshape (metal) without heat
hot-workRoll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot
overworkUse too much
rackWork on a rack / rack
rework, make over, retreadUse again in altered form
tillWork land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
toolWork with a tool
Broadertransform, transmute, transubstantiatechange or alter in form, appearance, or nature
Similar toshape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Spanishprocesar, trabajar, transformar
Catalanprocessar, transformar, treballar
Adjectivesworkablecapable of being done with means / means at hand and circumstances as they are
English > work: 34 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningGive a workout to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey work the animals
Examples
  • "My personal trainer works me hard"
  • "work one's muscles"
Synonymsexercise, work out
Cause toexercise, work outDo physical exercise
Narrowerwarm upCause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
Broaderwork, put to workCause to work
Similar toexercise, work outDo physical exercise
Spanishentrenar
Catalanentrenar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 7, motion
Meaningproceed along a path.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey work up the hill
Example"work one's way through the crowd"
Synonymmake
Narrowerbushwhackcut one's way through the woods or bush
clawMove as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
jostlemake one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
Broaderpassgo across or through
Similar toworkproceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
English > work: 34 senses > verb 8, social
Meaningoperate in a certain place, area, or specialty.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey work in the city
Examples
  • "She works the night clubs"
  • "The salesman works the Midwest"
  • "This artist works mostly in acrylics"
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Similar towork, do workBe employed
Spanishtrabajar
Nounsworkactivity directed toward making or doing something
English > work: 34 senses > verb 9, social
Meaningproceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "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"
Broadergo, proceed, moveFollow a procedure or take a course
Similar tomake, workproceed along a path
Nounsworkactivity directed toward making or doing something
English > work: 34 senses > verb 10, motion
MeaningMove in an agitated manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"His fingers worked with tension"
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
English > work: 34 senses > verb 11, creation
MeaningCause to happen / happen or to occur as a consequence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"I cannot work a miracle"
Synonymsbring, play, wreak, make for
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar towork, actHave an effect or outcome
Spanishprovocar, traer
Adjectivesworkablecapable of being done with means / means at hand and circumstances as they are
English > work: 34 senses > verb 12, social
MeaningCause to work.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey work the animals
Example"he is working his servants hard"
Synonymput to work
Cause towork, do workBe employed
Narrowercybernate, computerize, computeriseControl a function, process, or creation by a computer
exercise, work, work outGive a workout to
overwork, exploitWork excessively hard
rackput on a rack and pinion
warm upCause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar towork, do workBe employed
Nounsworkactivity directed toward making or doing something
workthe occupation for which you are paid
English > work: 34 senses > verb 13, creation
MeaningPrepare for crops.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Work the soil"
Synonymscultivate, crop
Categoryfarming, agriculture, husbandryThe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Entailed bytillWork land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
Narrowerovercrop, overcultivateTo exhaust by excessive cultivation
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Similar toknead, workmake uniform
Spanishcultivar
Catalanconrear, cultivar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 14, stative
MeaningBehave in a certain way when handled.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun
Examples
  • "This dough does not work easily"
  • "The soft metal works well"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toknead, workmake uniform
English > work: 34 senses > verb 15, social
MeaningHave and exert influence or effect.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "The artist's work influenced the young painter"
  • "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
Synonymsinfluence, act upon
Narrowerblackmail, blackjack, pressureExert pressure on someone through threats / threats
carry, persuade, swaywin approval or support for
color, colourmodify or bias
dominateBe in control
fixInfluence an event or its outcome by illegal means
get atInfluence by corruption
imprint, formEstablish or impress firmly in the mind
manipulate, pull strings, pull wiresInfluence or control shrewdly or deviously
militateHave force or influence
prejudice, prepossessInfluence (somebody's) opinion in advance
swing, swing overInfluence decisively
Broaderaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchHave an effect upon
Spanishinfluenciar, influir
Catalaninfluenciar, influir
English > work: 34 senses > verb 16, social
Meaningoperate in or through.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Work the phones"
Broaderoperate, rundirect or control
Similar tofunction, work, operate, go, runPerform as expected when applied
workCause to operate or function
English > work: 34 senses > verb 17, social
MeaningCause to operate or function.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "This pilot works the controls"
  • "Can you work an electric drill?"
Broadermanage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
Similar toworkoperate in or through
Adjectivesworkablecapable of being done with means / means at hand and circumstances as they are
English > work: 34 senses > verb 18, perception
MeaningProvoke or excite.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
Broaderstimulate, excite, stirStir feelings in
Similar toexploit, workUse or manipulate to one's advantage
workgratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Spanishllevar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 19, emotion
Meaninggratify and charm, usually in order to influence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"the political candidate worked the crowds"
Broadercapture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantattract
Similar toworkProvoke or excite
English > work: 34 senses > verb 20, creation
Meaningmake something, usually for a specific function.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "Work the metal into a sword"
Synonymsshape, form, mold, mould, forge
Narrowerbeatshape by beating
carveform by carving
cast, mold, mouldform by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
chipform by chipping
cut outform and create by cutting out
grindShape or form by grinding
handbuild, hand-build, coilmake without a potter's wheel
hillform into a hill
layermake or form a layer
machineTurn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
model, mold, mouldform in clay, wax, etc
moundform into a rounded elevation
preformform or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preformform into a shape resembling the final / final, desired one
puddlesubject to puddling or form by puddling
reshape, remoldshape again or shape differently
roughcastshape roughly
sculpt, sculpturecreate by shaping stone / stone or wood or any other hard material
sinterCause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
stampform or cut out with a mold, form, or die
swage, upsetform metals with a swage
throwmake on a potter's wheel
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Similar towork, work on, processshape, form, or improve a material
Spanishconstituir, falsificar, forjar, formar, fraguar, modelar, moldear, plasmar
Catalanconstituir, donar forma, falsificar, forjar, formar, modelar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 21, contact
MeaningMove into or onto.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "work the raisins into the dough"
  • "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"
  • "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
Narrowerstirmix or add by stirring
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishagregar, añadir
English > work: 34 senses > verb 22, contact
Meaningmake uniform.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "work the clay until it is soft"
Synonymknead
Narrowermasticategrind and knead
proofknead to reach proper lightness
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Similar tocultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
workBehave in a certain way when handled
Spanishamasar, trabajar
Catalanamassar, pastar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 23, consumption
MeaningUse or manipulate to one's advantage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "She knows how to work the system"
  • "he works his parents for sympathy"
Synonymexploit
Narroweravail, helpTake or use
make hayTurn to one's advantage
playUse to one's advantage
prey, feedprofit from in an exploitatory manner
useseek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar toworkProvoke or excite
Spanishaprovechar, exploit, explotar
Catalanaprofitar, explotar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 24, cognition
MeaningFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Work out your problems with the boss"
  • "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"
  • "He could not work the math problem"
Synonymssolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick
EntailsreasonThink logically
NarroweranswerGive the correct answer or solution to
answer, resolveunderstand the meaning / meaning of
breakFind the solution or key to
guess, inferguess correctly
riddleexplain a riddle
strikearrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishdeducir, resolver, solucionar, solver
Catalanresoldre, solucionar
Adjectivesworkablecapable of being done with means / means at hand and circumstances as they are
English > work: 34 senses > verb 25, change
MeaningCause to undergo fermentation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
Synonymferment
Cause tosour, turn, ferment, workGo sour / sour or spoil
Narrowervinifyconvert a juice into wine by fermentation
Broaderconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something
Similar tosour, turn, ferment, workGo sour / sour or spoil
Spanishfermentar
English > work: 34 senses > verb 26, change
MeaningGo sour / sour or spoil.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "The wine worked"
Synonymssour, turn, ferment
Caused byferment, workCause to undergo fermentation
Entailed bybrewPrepare by brewing
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Similar toferment, workCause to undergo fermentation
Spanishagrazarse, agriarse, amargar, asperear, avinagrarse, elaborar, fermentar
Catalanacidificar, agrejar, agrir-se, amargar, asprejar, avinagrar-se, elaborar, fermentar, picar-se, repuntar-se
English > work: 34 senses > verb 27, change
Meaningarrive at a certain condition through repeated motion.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun
Example"The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
Broaderbecome, go, getEnter or assume a certain state or condition

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