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work back

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb) (Austral, informal) to work overtime
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  • Let us work back and have a drop of the right Nants before we go.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She has given nothing; I hope she will pay when I take the work back.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • "We must work back by the way we came, Monsieur Philip," Pierre said.

  • There were no more, and I directed the pilot to work back to the levee.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • I had to go down past your place here, and then work back to be rid of them.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • Or, one can work back with a row of doubles to beginning of 1st row.

  • "Let's begin at the pilot house and work back," proposed Andy.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • If it did she could work back to a spot she knew, and so find her bearings, at least.

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