Definition - works

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  1. exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
  2. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did 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"
  3. use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
  4. cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
  5. make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
  6. operate in or through; "Work the phones"
  7. activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
  8. performan

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