HyperDic: work_on

English > 2 senses of the expression work on:
VERBsocialwork on, work atto exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something
creationwork on, work, processshape, form, or improve a material
English > work on: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTo exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymwork at
Narrowerbelabor, belabourTo work at or to absurd length
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
English > work on: 2 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningshape, form, or improve a material.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswork, 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

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