You can also work up an appetite with a beach volleyball tournament or rock out to your favorite local band.
But they still made us push 'em out, lift the boat, to work up an appetite, I suppose.
Somehow authors can always be counted on to work up tremendous appetites.
It is the key-note to much of Beethoven's work up to the time of composing the Grand Mass.
He is giving practically all of his time to watching our work up here.
You seemed to keep the men more sober and the work up to a higher level of efficiency than I had ever known before.
Did you work up any connections at Columbia those three years?
If that be so, when the enemy comes aboard, work up a heated discussion on the origin of the War.
Affectation the attempt to work up by our own efforts an enthusiasm for Nature.
Perhaps it is a little easier to work up most of the bend while the metal is hot and finish up while it is cold.
Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).
Work is less boring than amusing oneself. [Baudelaire, "Mon Coeur mis a nu," 1862]In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.
a fusion of Old English wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan; and Old English wircan (Mercian) "to work, operate, function," formed relatively late from Proto-Germanic noun *werkan (see work (n.)). Related: Worked; working. Working class is from 1789 as a noun, 1839 as an adjective.
The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy. Compare energy, power.
To devise; whomp up: We'll have to work up a good story to explain this one (mid1800s+)