attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
operate in or through; "Work the phones"
perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The 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"
move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"