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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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