Engelsk ordbok



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Engelsk substantiv: work

1. work (om handling) activity directed toward making or doing something


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe checked several points needing further work.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkactivity


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

2. work (om gjenstand) a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)piece of work


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkproduct, production


Mere spesifikke uttrykkcaning, chef-d'oeuvre, follow-up, followup, handcraft, handicraft, handiwork, handwork, ironwork, lacework, lacquerware, leatherwork, masterpiece, metalwork, openwork, polychrome, publication, silverwork, wicker, wickerwork, woodwork, work in progress, workpiece

3. work (om handling) the occupation for which you are paid


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe is looking for employment.
A lot of people are out of work.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)employment


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbusiness, job, line, line of work, occupation


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbooking, coaching, coaching job, engagement, ministry, navigation, paper route, piecework, public service, sailing, seafaring, service, services, telecommuting, teleworking, work load, workload

4. work (om erkjendelse) applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMastering a second language requires a lot of work.
No schools offer graduate study in interior design.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)study


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkacquisition, learning

5. work (om fenomen) (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


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork equals force times distance.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkenergy, free energy


Overordnet kategorinatural philosophy, physics

6. work (om gjenstand) a place where work is done


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe arrived at work early today.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)workplace


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkgeographic point, geographical point


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbakehouse, bakery, bakeshop, beehive, brokerage, brokerage house, central, colliery, creamery, drill site, exchange, exchange, farm, fish farm, fishery, forge, gasworks, glassworks, ironworks, job, lab, laboratory, laundry, location, lumberyard, oyster bank, oyster bed, oyster park, piscary, pit, proving ground, research lab, research laboratory, rope yard, ropewalk, roundhouse, science lab, science laboratory, shipyard, shop, shop floor, smithy, studio, studio, tannery, telephone exchange, test bed, waterworks, workshop


Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykklocker room

7. work (om gjenstand) the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre.
Picasso's work can be divided into periods.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)body of work, oeuvre


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkend product, output


Mere spesifikke uttrykkwriting


Engelsk verb: work

1. work (om adferd) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI will work hard to improve my grades.
She worked hard for better living conditions for the poor.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam and Sue work


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


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


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningdo work, work


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)laze, idle, slug, stagnate

2. work (om adferd) be employed


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIs 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)do work


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbank, blackleg, break one's back, buckle down, dig, drive, drudge, fag, farm, fill, fink, freelance, grind, job, knuckle down, labor, labour, man, moil, moonlight, occupy, rat, scab, serve, serve, slave, subcontract, take, tinker, toil, travail, turn a trick


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningput to work, work, work, work

3. work (om adferd) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)act


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningbring, make for, play, work, wreak

4. work (om relasjon) perform as expected when applied


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in.
Does this old car still run well?.
This old radio doesn't work anymore.


Eksempler på anvendelseThese cars won't work


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)function, go, operate, run


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mere spesifikke uttrykkcut, double, roll, run, serve, service


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningrun, work


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)malfunction, misfunction

5. work (om tilblivelse) shape, form, or improve a material


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork stone into tools.
Process iron.
Work the metal.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)process, work on


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykktransform, transmute, transubstantiate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkcold work, coldwork, hot-work, make over, overwork, rack, retread, rework, till, tool


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningforge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

6. work (i anatomi) give a workout to


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSome parents exercise their infants.
My personal trainer works me hard.
Work one's muscles.
This puzzle will exercise your mind.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey work the animals


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)exercise, work out


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkput to work, work


Mere spesifikke uttrykkwarm up


Medførerexercise, work out


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningexercise, work out

7. work (om bevegelse) proceed along a path


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork one's way through the crowd.
Make one's way into the forest.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey work up the hill


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)make


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkgo across, go through, pass


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbushwhack, claw, jostle


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

8. work (om adferd) operate in a certain place, area, or specialty


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe works the night clubs.
The salesman works the Midwest.
This artist works mostly in acrylics.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey work in the city


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkwork


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningdo work, work

9. work (om adferd) proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork 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.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkgo, move, proceed


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningmake, work

10. work (om bevegelse) move in an agitated manner


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis fingers worked with tension.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdisplace, move

11. work (om tilblivelse) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI cannot work a miracle.
Wreak havoc.
Bring comments.
Play a joke.
The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)bring, make for, play, wreak


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcreate, make


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, work

12. work (om adferd) cause to work


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe is working his servants hard.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey work the animals


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)put to work


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Mere spesifikke uttrykkcomputerise, computerize, cybernate, exercise, exploit, overwork, rack, warm up, work, work out


Medførerdo work, work


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningdo work, work

13. work (om tilblivelse) prepare for crops


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork the soil.
Cultivate the land.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)crop, cultivate


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkfix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up


Mere spesifikke uttrykkovercrop, overcultivate


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningknead, work


Overordnet kategoriagriculture, farming, husbandry

14. work (om tilstand) behave in a certain way when handled


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis dough does not work easily.
The soft metal works well.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s Adjective/Noun


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbe


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningknead, work

15. work (om adferd) have and exert influence or effect


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe artist's work influenced the young painter.
She worked on her friends to support the political candidate.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)act upon, influence


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkaffect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Mere spesifikke uttrykkblackjack, blackmail, carry, color, colour, dominate, fix, form, get at, imprint, manipulate, militate, persuade, prejudice, prepossess, pressure, pull strings, pull wires, sway, swing, swing over

16. work (om adferd) operate in or through


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork the phones.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkoperate, run


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningfunction, go, operate, run, work, work

17. work (om adferd) cause to operate or function


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis pilot works the controls.
Can you work an electric drill?.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcare, deal, handle, manage


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

18. work (om oppfatninger) provoke or excite


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkexcite, stimulate, stir


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningexploit, work, work

19. work (om følelse) gratify and charm, usually in order to influence


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe political candidate worked the crowds.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbecharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

20. work (om tilblivelse) make something, usually for a specific function


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe molded the rice balls carefully.
Form cylinders from the dough.
Shape a figure.
Work the metal into a sword.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)forge, form, mold, mould, shape


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcreate from raw material, create from raw stuff


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbeat, carve, cast, chip, coil, cut out, grind, hand-build, handbuild, hill, layer, machine, model, mold, mold, mould, mould, mound, preform, preform, puddle, remold, reshape, roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, sinter, stamp, swage, throw, upset


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningprocess, work, work on

21. work (om relasjon) move into or onto


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork the raisins into the dough.
The student worked a few jokes into his presentation.
Work the body onto the flatbed truck.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdisplace, move


Mere spesifikke uttrykkstir

22. work (om relasjon) make uniform


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKnead dough.
Work the clay until it is soft.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)knead


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkmanipulate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkmasticate, proof


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningcrop, cultivate, work, work

23. work (om forbruk, inntak eller anvendelse) use or manipulate to one's advantage


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe exploit the new taxation system.
She knows how to work the system.
He works his parents for sympathy.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)exploit


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Mere spesifikke uttrykkavail, feed, help, make hay, play, prey, use


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

24. work (om erkjendelse) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDid 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work out


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkunderstand


Mere spesifikke uttrykkanswer, answer, break, guess, infer, resolve, riddle, strike


Kan forårsakereason

25. work (om endring) cause to undergo fermentation


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content.
The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)ferment


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkconvert


Mere spesifikke uttrykkvinify


Medførerferment, sour, turn, work


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningferment, sour, turn, work

26. work (om endring) go sour or spoil


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe milk has soured.
The wine worked.
The cream has turned--we have to throw it out.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)ferment, sour, turn


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkchange state, turn


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningferment, work

27. work (om endring) arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s Adjective/Noun


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbecome, get, go









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