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at work

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1

Engaged in a job or other activity, as in The contractor is hard at work on the new building, or The little boy was fascinated to see the washing machine at work. [Early 1600s]

2

At one's office or other place of business, as in Is it all right if I telephone you at work? [Late 1800s]

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