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1    drudgery, effort, elbow grease     (facetious)   exertion, grind     (informal)   industry, labour, slog, sweat, toil, travail     (literary)  
2    bread and butter     (informal)   business, calling, craft, duty, employment, job, line, livelihood, métier, occupation, office, profession, pursuit, trade  
3    assignment, chore, commission, duty, job, stint, task, undertaking  
4    achievement, composition, creation, handiwork, oeuvre, opus, performance, piece, production  
5    art, craft, skill, workmanship  
6    out of work      idle, jobless, on the dole     (Brit. informal)   on the street, out of a job, unemployed  
7    break one's back, drudge, exert oneself, labour, peg away, slave, slog (away), sweat, toil  
8    be employed, be in work, do business, earn a living, have a job  
9    act, control, direct, drive, handle, manage, manipulate, move, operate, ply, use, wield  
10    function, go, operate, perform, run  
11    cultivate, dig, farm, till  
12    fashion, form, handle, knead, make, manipulate, mould, process, shape  
13    be agitated, convulse, move, twitch, writhe  
14      (often with)       up   arouse, excite, move, prompt, provoke, rouse, stir  
15    accomplish, achieve, bring about, carry out, cause, contrive, create, effect, encompass, execute, implement  
16    force, make one's way, manoeuvre, move, progress  
17      (informal)   arrange, bring off, contrive, exploit, fiddle     (informal)   fix     (informal)   handle, manipulate, pull off, swing     (informal)  
,       n  
1    ease, leisure, relaxation, rest  
2    entertainment, hobby, holiday, play, recreation, retirement, spare time, unemployment  
3    child's play     (informal)  
7    have fun, mark time, play, relax, skive     (Brit. slang)   take it easy  
10    be broken, be out of order  
15    counteract, nullify, prevent, reverse  
16    remain  

life work     
business, calling, career, interest, mission, occupation, profession, purpose, pursuit, vocation, work  
out of work     
idle, jobless, laid off, on the dole     (Brit.)   out of a job, redundant, unemployed  
drill, exercise, exercise session, practice session, training, training session, warm-up  
work out  
1    accomplish, achieve, attain, win  
2    calculate, clear up, figure out, find out, puzzle out, resolve, solve, suss (out)     (slang)  
3    arrange, construct, contrive, develop, devise, elaborate, evolve, form, formulate, plan, put together  
4    be effective, flourish, go as planned, go well, prosper, prove satisfactory, succeed  
5    come out, develop, evolve, go, happen, pan out     (informal)   result, turn out  
6    do exercises, drill, exercise, practise, train, warm up  
7    add up to, amount to, come to, reach, reach a total of  
work up     
agitate, animate, arouse, enkindle, excite, foment, generate, get (someone) all steamed up     (slang)   incite, inflame, instigate, move, rouse, spur, stir up, wind up     (informal)  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  
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grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
Work In Progress
can be used as an adjectif : this program is WIP
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
abbr. acron.
Short for "not safe for work".
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes.
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
to concentrate and to sacrifice
someone who works as a dishwasher
a model or example that shows how something works
I like to read books that are a paradigm of human life because I can learn from them.
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