(cause to) do an activity which uses effort, especially as employment
(cause to) act in a proper way
(cause to) produce (an effect)
doing or making sth
the place where you have a job
sth that you make or do
a book, painting or piece of music
a place where people make things with machines
force multiplied by distance
"she checked several points needing further work"
"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"
"he is looking for employment"
"a lot of people are out of work"
"mastering a second language requires a lot of work"
"no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
"work equals force times distance"
"he arrived at work early today"
"he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"
"Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"work stone into tools"
"work the metal"
"Some parents exercise their infants"
"My personal trainer works me hard"
"work one's muscles"
"this puzzle will exercise your mind"
"work one's way through the crowd"
"make one's way into the forest"
"She works the night clubs"
"The salesman works the Midwest"
"This artist works mostly in acrylics"
"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"
"His fingers worked with tension"
"I cannot work a miracle"
"play a joke"
"The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
"he is working his servants hard"
"Work the soil"
"cultivate the land"
"This dough does not work easily"
"The soft metal works well"
"The artist's work influenced the young painter"
"She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
"Work the phones"
"This pilot works the controls"
"Can you work an electric drill?"
"The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
"the political candidate worked the crowds"
"She molded the rice balls carefully"
"Form cylinders from the dough"
"shape a figure"
"Work the metal into a sword"
"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"
"He exploit the new taxation system"
"She knows how to work the system"
"he works his parents for sympathy"
"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"
"We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"
"The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
"The milk has soured"
"The wine worked"
"The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
"The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
Another Work of Charity upon my hands..to reform an extravagant Husband.
出自： R. Boyle
The works performed by Jesus..were beyond the unassisted powers of man.
出自： R. Whately
The special work..and the rich ability with which he wrought it.
出自：English Historical Review
Before making a success of his writing, he worked as a taxi driver, a newspaper seller, a miner, and a railway man.
I found him working away in his office.
我发现他一直在办公室里不停地工作。 work away v-ing
Even on Sundays the workshops would have many of the young workers coming in and working away mastering their machines.
If you can get onto the branch below you, you could work down from there.
I'll try to make my timetable work in with yours.
这个标记将完全嵌入木头,我们再也取不出它了。 work sb/oneself/sth into sth
Have you ever seen him work himself into a temper?
The speaker worked the crowd into a fever of excitement.
I shall need someone to help me work this board into place, it's a tight fit.
螺帽已经脱落了。 work sth ⇔ off
I can't work off the lid of this bottle, can you help me?
我不能把这个盖子拧下来,你能帮帮我吗? work off
Paying close attention to her diet, she felt the pain in her stomach gradually work off.
她很注意饮食,因而感到自己的胃疼毛病慢慢好了。 work sth ⇔ off
If anything upset him he worked his annoyance off on the rest of the family.
On that occasion there was no one on whom his temper could be worked off.
在那种场合,没有一个人是他的出气筒。 work sth ⇔ off
Fifty pounds of the loan is still outstanding, but I shall have worked that off by the end of the year.50
英镑的债务还没有解决,但到年底我将做工偿清。 work sth ⇔ off
He tried to work off his surplus fat by doing exercises everyday.
You should find time to work off your arrears of correspondence.
Beer works off impurities in fermenting.
啤酒在发酵过程中排除掉杂质。 work sth ⇔ off
About 100,000 copies of the book have been worked off.
这书已经售出近十万册。 work sth ⇔ off
The contract is worked off.
合同已经履行完毕。 work sth ⇔ off
He tried to work off the poem as his own.
They can't work off that tale on us.
他们将继续工作,直到日落。 work sth ⇔ on
He managed to work the screw on.
这个问题解决不了。 work sth ⇔ out
I haven't worked out these algebra problems.
Can you work this puzzle out?
The area can easily be worked out if you know the length and the breadth.
如果你知道长度与宽度,面积很容易计算出来。 work out wh-clause
Can you work out on the map where we are now?
你能在地图上找到我们现在所在的位置吗? work out wh-to-v
I can't work out how to do it.
我不能解答怎么做它。 work out at sth
The total works out at fifty-five yuan.
总数算下来是55元。 work out
I am glad that things are working out so well for them.
He hopes this plan will work out.
At that time, complete emancipation of women had not worked out in actual practice.
那时候,妇女的彻底解放在实践上还做不到。 work out
These athletes work out at the gym for two hours every day.
这些运动员每天都要在体育馆锻炼两个小时。 work sth ⇔ out
It wasn't too long before we had worked out a plan acceptable to all.
We have worked out a scheme which should save the company several thousand pounds a year.
The plan has already been worked out, and could be put into operation at a moment's notice.
计划已经设计出来并可以立即付诸实施。 work sb/sth ⇔ out
He never seems to be worked out.
他好像永远不会疲乏似的。 work sb ⇔ out
I can't work him out, he's very strange.
You are funny,I shall never work you out.
你这人真滑稽,我实在弄不懂你。 work out
Jimmy worked out when he was only ten.
吉米在十岁时就离家去当雇工了。 work out of sth
The splinter eventually worked out of her arm.
The screw has worked out of the joint.
屋顶在漏雨。 work sth through sth
It was difficult to work the needle through the stiff cloth.
把针穿过这种硬布料是不容易的。 work through sth
I'm still working through this pile of papers.
We must work through the difficulties until we find an answer.
我们必须克服这些困难直到找到答案。 work one's way through sth
It takes years to work your way through the examination system until you gain a degree.
She paid for her own education by working her way through college.
Some writers are at their best when working to a plan.
一些作家按计划写作时能发挥其最高水平。 work to sth
Do you like working to music?
你喜欢一边工作一边听音乐吗? work sb/sth to death
The company expects hard work, but refuses to work its employees to death.
They are working towards having all countries sign a peace agreement.
我发现和这一部门的青年一起工作令人精神振奋。 work with sth
He has always liked working with machinery.
I would rather work with the bigger brush, it's faster.
我宁愿用大点的刷子干活,这样干得快些。 work sth with sth
He likes working the clay with his hands.
误 They have worked hard with this subject for many years.
正 They have worked hard at this subject for many years.
析 表示“研究”“钻研”或“进行某项活动”时,可用work at,这里的at不可以用with替代。
误 He is working night this month, so he needs to rest during the day.
正 He is working nights this month, so he needs to rest during the day.
析 说“上夜班”,不管上几个夜班,都是work nights,不是work night。
误 The ship worked the way into the harbor.
正 The ship worked its way into the harbor.
析 表达“费劲地(到达某处)”时,可说work one's way。
误 Tom wants to work up to be a sales manager.
正 Tom wants to work up to being a sales manager.
析 表达“逐步晋升至(某一职位)”时,可以用work up to,这里的to是介词,不是动词不定式符号。
误 We must each set a goal for ourselves and work for achieving it.
正 We must each set a goal for ourselves and work towards achieving it.
析 work for表示“为…工作”,而work toward(s)表示“朝…方向或目标”努力。
误 I used the key to open the door, but it didn't succeed.
正 I used the key to open the door, but it didn't work.
误 We met with many difficulties when we worked out the new design.
正 We met with many difficulties when we worked on the new design.
误 He worked on the maths problem in a short time.
正 He worked out the maths problem in a short time.
析 work on意为“从事某工作”,是一个表示延续意义的短语; 而work out意为“研究出”“制订好”,是一个表示瞬时意义的短语。
误 I cannot find a work in this town.
正 I cannot find work in this town.
误 I have a lot of works to do.
正 I have a lot of work to do.
误 It is such unusual work of art that everyone wants to have a look at it.
正 It is such an unusual work of art that everyone wants to have a look at it.
析 work of art(艺术品)中的work作“作品”解,是可数名词,故冠词an不可省。
误 I got up and got ready to go to my work.
正 I got up and got ready to go to work.
析 go to work作“上班”解,其中不插入my〔your,his〕等。同样, leave work作“下班”解,其中也不插入my〔your,his〕等。
误 Millions of men are out of the work.
正 Millions of men are out of work.
析 表达“失业”用out of work, work前不可加定冠词the。同样,表达“有工作”说in work,中间也不加the。
误 He has served in the Shanghai Iron Work for ten years.
正 He has served in the Shanghai Iron Works for ten years.
误 Owing to the pressure of the work,I have to decline your kind invitation.
正 Owing to pressure of work,I have to decline your kind invitation.
析 owing to pressure of work是习惯用语, work前无定冠词the。
误 You will achieve success by hard working.
正 You will achieve success by hard work.
正 You will achieve success by working hard.
析 说“努力工作”,如果用名词work,应该说hard work,这里的hard是形容词; 如果用动名词working,要说working hard,这里的hard是副词。
误 The people in work are mostly young men.
正 The people at work are mostly young men.
析 表示“(人)在工作”用at work,不用 in work。
误 How many workers are there in this textile works?
正 How many workers are there in this textile mill?
误 They are going to visit the Beijing Iron and Steel Mill.
正 They are going to visit the Beijing Iron and Steel Works.
析 works多指钢铁等重工业方面的工厂; mill多指纺织等轻工业方面的工厂。