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1. work

noun. ['ˈwɝːk'] activity directed toward making or doing something.

Synonyms

  • job
  • toil
  • labour
  • procedure
  • polishing
  • activity
  • action
  • ironing
  • paperwork
  • substituting
  • lavation
  • missionary work
  • care
  • housekeeping
  • tending
  • subbing
  • spadework
  • wash
  • social service
  • busywork
  • coursework
  • washing
  • heavy lifting
  • service
  • undertaking
  • shining
  • investigating
  • aid
  • housewifery
  • nightwork
  • operation
  • loose end
  • project
  • make-work
  • housework
  • investigation
  • welfare work
  • task
  • unfinished business
  • duty
  • logging
  • mission
  • attention
  • timework

Antonyms

  • divest
  • fire
  • stay in place
  • recede

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • plamondon
  • mondragon
  • salmeron
  • montavon
  • hargadon
  • gabaldon
  • davignon
  • couvillion
  • zamarron
  • yongbyon
  • withdrawn
  • von-braun
  • villalon
  • undergone
  • sossamon
  • quinton
  • overdrawn
  • ortegon
  • matalon
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  • dameron
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  • aguillon
  • verdon
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Example sentences of the word work-on


1. Noun Phrase
Once the situation is in the open, you can work on a solution.

2. work

verb. ['ˈwɝːk'] be employed.

Synonyms

  • job
  • toil
  • scab
  • labour
  • drive
  • do work
  • freelance
  • slave
  • buckle down
  • fink
  • turn a trick
  • dig
  • occupy
  • tinker
  • fag
  • moil
  • farm
  • rat
  • moonlight
  • put to work
  • bank
  • man
  • fill
  • grind
  • travail
  • drudge
  • break one's back
  • serve
  • blackleg
  • subcontract
  • take
  • knuckle down

Antonyms

  • evolution
  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. work

noun. ['ˈwɝːk'] a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing.

Synonyms

  • leatherwork
  • product
  • polychrome
  • wickerwork
  • lacework
  • handwork
  • ironwork
  • followup
  • publication
  • wicker
  • work in progress
  • masterpiece
  • workpiece
  • handiwork
  • chef-d'oeuvre
  • openwork
  • metalwork
  • lacquerware
  • handcraft
  • woodwork
  • production
  • follow-up
  • handicraft
  • piece of work
  • silverwork

Antonyms

  • ride
  • bore
  • defend
  • free

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. work

verb. ['ˈwɝːk'] exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.

Synonyms

  • go through
  • slog
  • join forces
  • beaver
  • monkey
  • run through
  • beaver away
  • occupy
  • electioneer
  • intern
  • tinker
  • busy
  • page
  • skimp
  • monkey around
  • scant
  • skipper
  • work on
  • assist
  • peg away
  • mess around
  • cooperate
  • specialise
  • waitress
  • muck about
  • keep one's shoulder to the wheel
  • volunteer
  • plug away
  • specialize
  • wait
  • putter
  • clerk
  • whore
  • minister
  • collaborate
  • get together
  • work at
  • serve
  • work through
  • keep one's nose to the grindstone
  • carpenter
  • muck around
  • boondoggle
  • pull one's weight
  • potter

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • increase
  • decrement
  • devolution

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. work

noun. ['ˈwɝːk'] the occupation for which you are paid.

Synonyms

  • teleworking
  • telecommuting
  • public service
  • sailing
  • services
  • engagement
  • ministry
  • service
  • line of work
  • booking
  • work load
  • piecework
  • seafaring
  • paper route
  • coaching job
  • coaching
  • navigation
  • workload
  • line
  • business
  • employment
  • occupation

Antonyms

  • peripheral
  • unimportant
  • location
  • Heaven

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. work

verb. ['ˈwɝːk'] have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected.

Synonyms

  • deliver the goods
  • bring home the bacon
  • act
  • bring
  • play
  • win
  • come through
  • succeed
  • wreak

Antonyms

  • untroubled
  • unturned
  • well
  • expected

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. work

verb. ['ˈwɝːk'] perform as expected when applied.

Synonyms

  • serve
  • run
  • double
  • operate
  • go
  • function
  • service
  • roll

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • injudiciousness
  • disinclined
  • machine wash

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. work

noun. ['ˈwɝːk'] applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading).

Synonyms

  • learning
  • acquisition

Antonyms

  • plain
  • inactive
  • verso

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. work

verb. ['ˈwɝːk'] shape, form, or improve a material.

Synonyms

  • cold work
  • shape
  • overwork
  • tool
  • form
  • transmute
  • mold
  • rework
  • coldwork
  • work on
  • process
  • retread
  • transform
  • hot-work
  • rack
  • transubstantiate
  • mould
  • make over
  • till

Antonyms

  • hide
  • disappear
  • inattention
  • inattentiveness

Etymology

  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wyrċan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. on

adverb. ['ˈɑːn, ˈɔn'] with a forward motion.

Antonyms

  • unrelated

Etymology

  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • on (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ón (Old Norse)
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