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SYNONYMS FOR worked
OTHER WORDS FROM workedun·worked, adjectivewell-worked, adjective
Words nearby worked
Definition for worked (2 of 2)
- (used with a singular or plural verb) a place or establishment for manufacturing (often used in combination): ironworks.
- the working parts of a machine: the works of a watch.
- Theology. righteous deeds.
- everything; all related items or matters: a hamburger with the works.
- harsh or cruel treatment: to give someone the works.
verb (used without object), worked or (Archaic) wrought; working.
verb (used with object), worked or ( Archaic except for 29, 31, 34 ) wrought; working.
- to bring or put in; add, merge, or blend: The tailor worked in the patch skillfully. Work the cream into the hands until it is completely absorbed.
- to arrange a time or employment for: The dentist was very busy, but said she would be able to work me in late in the afternoon. They worked him into the new operation.
- to lose or dispose of, as by exercise or labor: We decided to work off the effects of a heavy supper by walking for an hour.
- to pay or fulfill by working: He worked off his debt by doing odd jobs.
- to bring about by work, effort, or action.
- to solve, as a problem.
- to arrive at by or as by calculation.
- to pay (a debt) by working instead of paying money.
- to exhaust, as a mine.
- to issue in a result.
- to evolve; elaborate.
- to amount to (a total or specified figure); add up (to): The total works out to 176.
- to prove effective or successful: Their marriage just didn't work out.
- to practice, exercise, or train, especially in order to become proficient in an athletic sport: The boxers are working out at the gym tonight.
- to study or examine thoroughly: For my term paper I worked over 30 volumes of Roman history.
- Informal. to beat unsparingly, especially in order to obtain something or out of revenge: They threatened to work him over until he talked.
- to move or stir the feelings; excite.
- to prepare; elaborate: Work up some plans.
- to increase in efficiency or skill: He worked up his typing speed to 70 words a minute.
Origin of work
SYNONYMS FOR work
OTHER WORDS FROM worknon·work, nounpre·work, verb, pre·worked or pre·wrought, pre·work·ing.pre·work, noun, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for worked
When Chérif got out of prison, he worked at the fish counter of a supermarket.
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The police learned that Kemp worked in a grocery on Decatur Avenue.
These were cops who had worked the protests and suffered the accompanying verbal taunts and abuse.
They worked just as hard on that as the people who made the good movie did.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For years, she worked assiduously with the little boy's education.The Outlaw of Torn|Edgar Rice Burroughs
The etchings on the plates to The Poetical Magazine were worked fairly away and renewed.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume|Joseph Grego
Scarcely a religious system has existed that has not worked effectively and proved true for someone.First and Last Things|H. G. Wells
And Athalie worked in her garden and strayed far afield, both driving and afoot.Athalie|Robert W. Chambers
In this way the Bible has worked moral miracles by thousands.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
British Dictionary definitions for worked (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for worked (2 of 2)
- decoration or ornamentation, esp of a specified kind
- (in combination)wirework; woolwork
- at one's job or place of employment
- in action; operating
Derived forms of workworkless, adjectiveworklessness, noun
Word Origin for work
Scientific definitions for worked
Cultural definitions for worked
Idioms and Phrases with worked
In addition to the idioms beginning with work
- work both sides of the street
- worked up, be
- work in
- work it
- work like a beaver
- work like a charm
- work off
- work on
- work one's fingers to the bone
- work one's way
- work out
- work over
- work up
- work wonders
- all in a day's work
- all work and no play
- at work
- busy work
- dirty work
- get down to (work)
- good works
- gum up (the works)
- have one's work cut out
- in the works
- make short work of
- many hands make light work
- out of work
- shoot the works
- the works
- turn (work) out all right