Spanish translation of 'work on'
intransitive verb + preposition
- [project etc]
⇒ they're working on the car now
están trabajando en el coche ahora
⇒ they will get working on it at once
se pondrán enseguida manos a la obra
⇒ the police are working on it
la policía lo está investigando
- (= act on)
⇒ we've no clues to work on
no tenemos pistas en qué basarnos
⇒ we're working on the principle that ...
nos atenemos al or nos basamos en el principio de que ...
- (= try to persuade)
⇒ he hasn't agreed yet but I'm working on him
todavía no está de acuerdo pero le estoy tratando de convencer
Example Sentences Including 'work on'
He wanted Voss to try harder, to work on him, to tease more out of him.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
The last thing they had expected was to be back at work on the landing deck tonight.Let Not the Deep
Jack's overall impression, which he'd had to work on , was one of lazy power.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
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Translation of work on from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary