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work

[wɜ:k]
noun
1. (uncountable noun) [gen]   lavoro m
 temporary/casual work   lavoro interinale/occasionale
 in/out of work   occupato ( f occupata)/disoccupato ( f disoccupata)
 haven't you got any work to do?   non hai niente da fare?
 at work   al lavoro
 to have one's work cut out doing sthg or to do sthg   avere un gran daffare per fare qc
2. ART & LIT   opera f
 he's a nasty piece of work (inf)   è un tipaccio


  

work

[wɜ:k]
transitive verb Conjugation
1. [person, staff]   far lavorare
2. [machine]   far funzionare
3. [land, clay, metal]   lavorare
4. [cause to become]
 to work o.s. into a rage   montare in collera
5. [make]
 to work one's way [progress physically]   avanzare
[in career]   fare carriera


  

work

[wɜ:k]
intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [do job]   lavorare
2. [function, be successful]   funzionare
3. [have effect]
 to work against sb/sthg   tornare a svantaggio di qn/qc
4. [gradually become]   diventare
 the screw is working loose   la vite si sta allentando


  

works


noun
[factory]   stabilimento m

  

works


plural noun
1. [mechanism]   meccanismo m (singolare)
2. [digging, building]   lavori mpl
3. (inf) [everything]
 the works   tutto quanto


  

work at


transitive verb inseparable
[try to improve]   lavorare su


  

work off


transitive verb separable Conjugation
[anger, frustration]   sfogare


  

work on


transitive verb inseparable Conjugation
1. [concentrate on]   lavorare a
2. [try to improve]   lavorare su
3. [try to persuade]
 to work on sb   lavorarsi qn


  

work out


transitive verb separable Conjugation
1. [formulate]   elaborare
2. [calculate]   trovare, elaborare


  

work out


intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [figure, total]
 to work out at   ammontare a
2. [turn out]   riuscire
3. [be successful]   andare bene
4. [train, exercise]   allenarsi


  

work up


transitive verb separable Conjugation
1. [excite]
 to work o.s. up into a frenzy   agitarsi
2. [generate]
 to work up enthusiasm   entusiasmarsi
 to work up an appetite   farsi venire l'appetito


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