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Engelsk navneord: work

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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe checked several points needing further work.

Mindre specifikke termeractivity

Mere specifikke termeraction, 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 genstand) 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)piece of work

Mindre specifikke termerproduct, production

Mere specifikke termercaning, 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)employment

Mindre specifikke termerbusiness, job, line, line of work, occupation

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

4. work (om erkendelse) 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)study

Mindre specifikke termeracquisition, learning

5. work (om fænomen) (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 specifikke termerenergy, free energy

Overordnet emneområdenatural philosophy, physics

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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe arrived at work early today.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)workplace

Mindre specifikke termergeographic point, geographical point

Mere specifikke termerbakehouse, 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 specifikke termerlocker room

7. work (om genstand) 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.

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

Mindre specifikke termerend product, output

Mere specifikke termerwriting

Engelsk udsagnsord: work

1. work (om adfærd) 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 specifikke termerassist, 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

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdo work, work

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)laze, idle, slug, stagnate

2. work (om adfærd) 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)do work

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

Mere specifikke termerbank, 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

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningput to work, work, work, work

3. work (om adfærd) 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)act

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

Mindre specifikke termerbring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win

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

4. work (om relation) 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

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

AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s

Mere specifikke termercut, double, roll, run, serve, service

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningrun, work

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)malfunction, misfunction

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

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

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)process, work on

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termertransform, transmute, transubstantiate

Mere specifikke termercold work, coldwork, hot-work, make over, overwork, rack, retread, rework, till, tool

Udsagnsord 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

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)exercise, work out

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

Mindre specifikke termerput to work, work

Mere specifikke termerwarm up

Medførerexercise, work out

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningexercise, work out

7. work (om bevægelse) 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

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)make

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

Mindre specifikke termergo across, go through, pass

Mere specifikke termerbushwhack, claw, jostle

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

8. work (om adfærd) 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 specifikke termerwork

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdo work, work

9. work (om adfærd) 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 specifikke termergo, move, proceed

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningmake, work

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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis fingers worked with tension.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerdisplace, move

11. work (om tilvejebringelse) 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.

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

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

Mindre specifikke termercreate, make

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, work

12. work (om adfærd) cause to work

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe is working his servants hard.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey work the animals

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)put to work

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

Mindre specifikke termerapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

Mere specifikke termercomputerise, computerize, cybernate, exercise, exploit, overwork, rack, warm up, work, work out

Medførerdo work, work

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdo work, work

13. work (om tilvejebringelse) prepare for crops

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork the soil.
Cultivate the land.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)crop, cultivate

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerfix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up

Mere specifikke termerovercrop, overcultivate

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningknead, work

Overordnet emneområdeagriculture, 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 specifikke termerbe

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningknead, work

15. work (om adfærd) 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)act upon, influence

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

Mindre specifikke termeraffect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on

Mere specifikke termerblackjack, 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 adfærd) operate in or through

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWork the phones.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termeroperate, run

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

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

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

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termercare, deal, handle, manage

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

18. work (om opfattelse) 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 specifikke termerexcite, stimulate, stir

Udsagnsord 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 specifikke termerbecharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

20. work (om tilvejebringelse) 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.

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

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

Mindre specifikke termercreate from raw material, create from raw stuff

Mere specifikke termerbeat, 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

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningprocess, work, work on

21. work (om relation) 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 specifikke termerdisplace, move

Mere specifikke termerstir

22. work (om relation) make uniform

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

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)knead

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termermanipulate

Mere specifikke termermasticate, proof

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningcrop, cultivate, work, work

23. work (om forbrug, indtagelse el. 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)exploit

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

Mindre specifikke termerapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

Mere specifikke termeravail, feed, help, make hay, play, prey, use

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningwork

24. work (om erkendelse) 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.

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

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerunderstand

Mere specifikke termeranswer, answer, break, guess, infer, resolve, riddle, strike

Kan forårsagereason

25. work (om ændring) 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ferment

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

Mindre specifikke termerconvert

Mere specifikke termervinify

Medførerferment, sour, turn, work

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningferment, sour, turn, work

26. work (om ændring) go sour or spoil

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

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

AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s

Mindre specifikke termerchange state, turn

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningferment, work

27. work (om ændring) 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 specifikke termerbecome, get, go

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