英语词库
(动词) 
Definition
to be employed
I want to work, I don't want to be on welfare.
同义词
be employed
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do business
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have a job
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earn a living
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be in work
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hold down a job
(动词) 
Definition
to do work
My father worked hard all his life.
同义词
labour
farmers labouring in the fields
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slave
slaving over a hot stove
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toil
Boys toiled in the hot sun to finish the wall.
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slog (away)
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peg away
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exert yourself
He never exerts himself for other people.
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break your back
反义词
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have fun
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take it easy
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mark time
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skive (British, slang)
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bludge (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
(动词) 
Definition
(of a machine or a piece of equipment) to function, esp. effectively
The pump doesn't work and we have no running water.
同义词
function
The authorities say the prison is now functioning properly.
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go
My car isn't going very well at the moment.
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run
the staff who have kept the bank running
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operate
The machine operates at a pace of just 2 miles per hour.
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perform
This car performs well.
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be in working order
反义词
be broken
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be out of order
(动词) 
Definition
(of a plan or system) to be successful
Most of these diets don't work.
同义词
succeed
a move which would make any future talks even more unlikely to succeed
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work out
I hope everything works out for you in your new job.
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pay off (informal)
Her persistence paid off in the end.
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be successful
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be effective
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do the trick (informal)
Sometimes a few choice words will do the trick.
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do the business (informal)
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get results
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turn out well
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have the desired result
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go as planned
(动词) 
Modern medicine can work miracles.
同义词
accomplish
If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
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cause
I don't want to cause any trouble.
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create
Criticism will only create feelings of failure.
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effect
Prospects for effecting real political change have taken a step backward.
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achieve
There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
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carry out
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implement
The government promised to implement a new system to control loan institutions.
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execute
We are going to execute our campaign plan to the letter.
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bring about
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contrive
The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
(动词) 
a performer with the ability to work an audience
同义词
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move
These stories surprised and moved me.
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excite
I only take on work that excites me.
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rouse
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
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stir up
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agitate
The thought of them inheriting all these things agitated her.
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incite
He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
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whip up
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galvanize
The appeal has galvanized them into taking positive action.
(动词) 
Definition
to cultivate (land)
Farmers worked the fertile valleys.
同义词
cultivate
She cultivated a small garden of her own.
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farm
They had farmed the same land for generations.
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dig
He was outside digging the garden.
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till
freshly tilled fields
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plough
They ploughed 100,000 acres of virgin moorland.
(动词) 
Definition
to operate (a machine or a piece of equipment)
I learnt how to work the forklift.
同义词
operate
The men were trapped as they operated a tunnelling machine.
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use
Officials used loud-hailers to call for calm.
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control
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
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drive
Don't expect to be able to drive a car or operate machinery.
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manage
Her daughter couldn't manage the horse.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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handle
One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
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manipulate
complex tasks such as hanging 90 feet in the air trying to manipulate a mechanical arm
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wield
She appeared at the door, wielding a new walking stick.
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ply
With startling efficiency, the chef plied his knives.
(动词) 
Work the dough with your hands until it is very smooth.
同义词
manipulate
The way he can manipulate my leg has helped my arthritis so much.
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make
They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
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form
The bowl was formed out of clay.
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process
A number of applications are being processed at the moment.
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fashion
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
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shape
Like it or not, our families shape our lives.
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mould
We moulded a statue out of mud.
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knead
Lightly knead the mixture on a floured surface.
10 (动词) 
Definition
to make (one's way) with effort
Rescuers were still working their way towards the trapped men.
同义词
progress
He progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction.
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move
She waited for him to get up, but he didn't move.
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manoeuvre
We attempted to manoeuvre the canoe closer to him.
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make your way
11 (动词) 
His face was working in his sleep.
同义词
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writhe
He was writhing on the floor in agony.
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convulse
Olivia's face convulsed in a series of spasms.
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be agitated
12 (动词) 
Definition
to manipulate to one's own advantage
(informal)  Some clever people work it so that they never have to pay taxes.
同义词
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fix (informal)
They offered players bribes to fix a league match.
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swing (informal)
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arrange
She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
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pull off
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fiddle (informal)
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bring off
(名词) 
Definition
paid employment at a job, trade, or profession
What kind of work do you do?
同义词
employment
She was unable to find employment in the area.
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calling
He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.
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business
May I ask what business you are in?
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job
the pressure of being the first woman in the job
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line
What was your father's line of business?
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office
the honour and dignity of the office of President
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trade
He was a jeweller by trade.
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duty
My duty is to look after the animals.
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craft
All kinds of traditional crafts are preserved here.
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profession
Harper was a teacher by profession.
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occupation
I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
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pursuit
They both love outdoor pursuits.
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livelihood
fishermen who depend on the seas for their livelihood.
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métier
反义词
(名词) 
Definition
physical or mental effort directed to doing or making something
This needs time and a lot of hard work.
同义词
effort
A great deal of effort had been put into the planning.
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industry
No one doubted his industry or his integrity.
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labour
the labour of seeding, planting and harvesting
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grind (informal)
Life continues to be a terrible grind for the ordinary person.
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toil
It is only toil which gives meaning to things.
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slog
There is little to show for two years of hard slog.
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exertion
panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs
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drudgery
the drudgery of everyday life
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travail (literary)
He did whatever he could to ease their travail.
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elbow grease (facetious)
反义词
(名词) 
Definition
duties or tasks
I used to take work home, but I don't do it any more.
同义词
task
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
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jobs
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projects
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commissions
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duties
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assignments
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chores
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yakka (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
(名词) 
Police say the break-ins are the work of a local criminal gang.
同义词
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doing
It was all her doing.
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act
My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
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feat
an incredible feat of agility
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deed
His heroic deeds were celebrated in every corner of the country.
(名词) 
Definition
something done or made as a result of effort
In my opinion, this is Rembrandt's greatest work.
同义词
creation
The bathroom is entirely my own creation.
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performance
The study looked at the performance of 18 surgeons.
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piece
an orchestral piece
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production
the apparent lack of skill in the production of much new modern art
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opus
She couldn't find a publisher for her latest opus.
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achievement
It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
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composition
Bach's compositions are undoubtedly among the greatest ever written.
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oeuvre (French)
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短语

See out of work

动词短语

See work on someone

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引文

I just don't happen to think [work]'s an appropriate subject for an ethic [Barbara EhrenreichGoodbye to the Work Ethic]
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion [N. Northcote ParkinsonParkinson's Law]I mean, really: Why work? Simply to buy more stuff? [Douglas CouplandGeneration X]Work is the curse of the drinking classes [Oscar Wilde]Work is the great cure of all maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind [Thomas Carlyle]If any would not work, neither should he eat [Bible: II Thessalonians]All that matters is love and work [attributed to Sigmund Freud]Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing [Robert Benchley]

谚语

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

其他同义词

in the sense of achieve
Definition
to gain by hard work or effort
There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
同义词
do,
get,
win,
carry out,
bring about,
bring off (informal),
put the tin lid on
in the sense of achievement
Definition
the successful completion of something
It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
in the sense of act
Definition
something done
My insurance covers acts of sabotage.

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