Traducción de work en Español:

work

trabajo, n.

Pronunciación /wərk/ /wəːk/

Ver definición en Español de trabajo

nombre

  • 1

    (labor, tasks)
    trabajo masculino
    it was a lot of work dio mucho trabajo
    • I've got work to do tengo trabajo / cosas que hacer
    • you're making more work for yourself te estás creando más trabajo
    • repair work reparaciones
    • the building work is still going on todavía están en obras
    • she was advised not to do any heavy work le aconsejaron que no hiciera trabajos pesados
    • the work of the Red Cross el trabajo / la labor de la Cruz Roja
    • work has already started on the film ya han empezado a filmar / rodar
    • they've finished work on the building/road ya han terminado las obras en el edificio/la carretera
    • she's got a lot of work to do to catch up va a tener que trabajar mucho para ponerse al día
    • work in progress trabajos en curso
    • the house needs a lot of work done to it la casa necesita muchos arreglos
    • the house needs a lot of work doing to it la casa necesita muchos arreglos
    • let your legs do the work (deja) que las piernas hagan el esfuerzo
    • she put a lot of work into it puso mucho esfuerzo / empeño en ello
    • a lot of work goes into making a rug like this una alfombra así lleva mucho trabajo
    • keep up the good work! ¡sigue (or sigan etc.) así!
    • it's hard work digging cavar es muy duro
    • hard work never harmed / hurt anybody trabajar duro no le hace daño a nadie
    • I don't want to have to talk to them: it's too much like hard work no quiero tener que hablar con ellos: es demasiado esfuerzo
    • he's such hard work da muchísimo trabajo
    • pleasing her is hard work es difícil de agradar
    • that was quick work! ¡qué rapidez!
    • I've done a good day's work he aprovechado bien el día
    • Be it as a player or a coach or otherwise success only comes as a result of hard work and effort.
    • Brilliant breakthroughs can emerge as a result of hard work and disciplined effort.
    • The students must come first: they are the ones who actively do the work and achieve the results.
    • The pain may result in inability to do routine work or household activities.
    • Much work and effort has been put into the event by the organisers and events committee.
    • Even then there was congestion on the bridge as a result of resurfacing work.
    • That means half a kilo per day will keep a man doing heavy physical work.
    • We owe it to our customers and to our funders to show them the results of our work.
    • He has put a lot of effort into his pre-season work and not only with his bikes.
    • But picking the olives is hard physical work, and the rewards are far from certain.
    • By your hard work and your effort, you are actively advancing the growth of our nation.
    • The team is now finally seeing the results of their hard work done during the test sessions and in the first few races.
    • It's just a tribute to all of the hard work and effort that's gone into the program by our teams and drivers.
    • The show was a mixture of theatrics, gymnastics, acting and physical hard work.
    • Growing crops was a very hit and miss affair and a successful crop was due to a lot of hard work but also the result of some luck.
    • Too many of us are still attached to the outdated belief that success comes from a result of hard work.
    • He knows that time, hard work, dedication and effort are the only way a team can be built.
    • Starting the business was hard work but Angela's efforts are finally paying off.
    • This is the result of much hard work throughout the council to drive up standards.
    • This is the result of a lot of research, a lot of work, a lot of effort over a very long time.
    • He has done a small number of private commissions but has undertaken no major painting work.
    • It will be strictly not for profit and much of the renovation work will be undertaken by volunteers.
    • Also, is it reasonable to stipulate that no work be undertaken over the weekend?
    • Our trip was very successful as we undertook a lot of work for the orphanage in the week we were there.
    • He will not therefore be undertaking any work within the cathedral until this matter is concluded.
    • Some of his early years were spent over in England where he undertook a variety of work.
    • The plan was in the process of being implemented and an enormous amount of work had been undertaken.
    • A programme of repair and maintenance work was undertaken on parts of Hadrian's Wall.
    • The work undertaken in support of the Decade for Human Rights Education is one example of this.
    • He undertook this work for seven years and showed reals talents in his job.
    • There were no signs of any work having recently been undertaken or completed.
    • Remedial work has now been undertaken and a small population continues to survive there.
    • Undertaking this work may disturb the sediment and release the contaminants in the water.
    • I recognise that you may not have undertaken any work for the police early in 2001.
    • An area action plan will be produced which details when and how that work will be undertaken.
    • It is they who decide what work is undertaken and who gets employed and paid and so on.
    • Twelve men have been flown in to make sure refitting work is finished on time.
    • Their work uses industrial materials such as steel plates, cables, magnets and oil.
    • Work was originally due to take place in November but a delay in the arrival of materials meant the work had to be put back a month.
    • The successful bid would include a specification of the work and materials and prices.
  • 2

    (employment)
    trabajo masculino
    place of work lugar de trabajo
    • he does factory/PR work trabaja en una fábrica/en relaciones públicas
    • she does a lot of work for the government trabaja mucho para el gobierno
    • to look for/find work buscar/encontrar trabajo
    • to go to work ir a trabajar / al trabajo
    • they both go out to work los dos trabajan (afuera)
    • I start/finish work at seven entro a trabajar / al trabajo/salgo del trabajo a las siete
    • I walk/drive to work voy al trabajo a pie/en coche
    • Tade could turn his hand to any type of work and earned his living from his own expertise.
    • It's for six months which is really good for an actress to get so much work and a steady income.
    • Clarks said it would provide support to employees seeking alternative work.
    • He said it was essential that a programme was put in place to help Parker Knoll employees find new work or retrain.
    • We have secured revenue streams through consultancy work and product income.
    • The younger Byer tried a different line of work early in his career, but it was not meant to be.
    • It is known to be the case that it is more difficult to find alternative employment whilst out of work than whilst in work.
    • In my situation, one of the reasons why I have remained here, is because of my line of work.
    • Isn't she afraid of the competition that is suddenly surfacing in her line of work?
    • Anything that has to do with my line of work, I'm the one everyone in my company calls.
    • After I met with him, it was clear that his personality didn't entirely mesh with his line of work.
    • John was a well known and accomplished tailor and was gifted in that line of work.
    • With remarkable royal originality, the Prince first inquired as to Ron's line of work.
    • Sometimes he thinks about this but he can always justify his line of work.
    • This trip is to provide relief and training to a new recruit into my line of work.
    • The firm set up a mini job centre on site to help employees find new work.
    • With their matching broken noses, the three left the pub in pursuit of a less hazardous line of work.
    • This will affect them in later life and may hamper their efforts to find work, she said.
    • Many feel on edge and one woman claimed to have given up work as a result of the stress.
    • He does not say anything about his prospect of finding work or the efforts he is making.
  • 3

    • 3.1(product, single item)

      obra femenino
      a reference work una obra de consulta
      • a work of art una obra de arte
      • complete works obras completas
      • Now he is penning plays, musicals and literary works, and his new audience requires a different kind of chap altogether.
      • Her Magnum Opus Project is commissioning nine new orchestral works and six new compositions.
      • The Erotokritos, one of the epic works of Greek literature is told and re-told in much of Cretan music.
      • They can be read from right to left as a book, and often accompany works of literature.
      • It's a work of exactitude in literature not rivalled outside Tristram Shandy.
      • Has it led people to deal with it more as a literary work and less as a media event?
      • He also noted that many fine artists could produce magnificent works of equine art on commission.
      • Imported textiles are often used as a base, and artistic batik works are produced for the tourist market.
      • Two of the works produced by the artist in residence will be given to the Central Akademi.
      • The hands of the artist or artisan are supposed to produce unique, original works.
      • The wee man was a big artist, producing some huge works including a triptych around two metres high.
      • Both move me almost to tears in places and are mature works from artists at the peak of their creative powers.
      • It makes no sense to assume that a university should be assessing the market value of works produced by their fine arts students.
      • Recently she has focused on her travels to India and Italy to produce works which evoke the spirit of those places with an overwhelming intensity.
      • On display now at schools throughout Pattaya are works produced by children based on the theme of children's rights.
      • While the art embraces stories and traditions going back centuries, most of the works were produced in the last decade.
      • When The Beatles broke up, the individual members produced works like Imagine, All Things Must Pass and Mind Games.
      • On the other hand, materials for producing these works might need to be transported from home.
      • Hiding behind humour, he was intensely aware of his inability to produce works of political significance.
      • An earlier pair of works convey the operatic extremes of Brooks's passion for Rubinstein.

    • 3.2(output)

      trabajo masculino
      his work is not up to standard su trabajo no es del nivel requerido
      • a piece of work un trabajo
      • an exhibition of recent work by Sam Pym una exposición de obras recientes de Sam Pym
      • to be the work of sb ser obra de algn
      • it was the work of a professional era obra de un profesional
      • Since then her career has developed in opera, concert work, recording and broadcasting.
      • The only living artist to have his work hung in the Natyet resonates with images of his Dublin Bay home.
      • Still, she is hanging my work and will be sainted for it, in a weak moment I might have given her one.
      • It seems in some ways more of a challenge for him than getting his work hung in the National Galleries.
      • But of course that is the same reason why his work hangs in museums round the world.
      • The audience to one of his films shown at the Berlin Film Festival jeered his work as it was being screened.
      • Fred is a retired vet who still does locum veterinary work and also plays 18 holes of golf twice a week.
      • Looking back, it is clear that it is this interest in real people which saves Boorman's movie work.
      • For creative work, cats are excellent to contemplate when they are in repose.
      • Much of Morrison's work is autobiographical but he says this is his most personal project yet.
      • Perhaps that explains why there have been few truly satisfying screen adaptations of his work.
      • It's kind of a financial and moral thing about owning your own creative work.
      • Of course he endured it all, but he didn't want it to disturb his creative work.
      • Thanks so much for your work, both on screen and in books, graphic and otherwise.
      • So with the movie work, the baby and the wife, does Phillippe have a hard time taking stock of it all?
      • We did a lot of set-piece work, but later on we did come across Panzer and Tiger tanks.
      • Young filmmakers hoping to make it in the movies are showcasing their work next week.
      • The blossoming romance made me ill, a lot of the blue screen work left me unimpressed.
      • I have finally got round to putting some of my work down on screen for everyone to read.
      • Principals may take the limelight in a musical but chorus work is the lifeblood of it.

  • 4

    Física
    trabajo masculino
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  • 1

    (to earn a living)
    (people) trabajar
    to work at sth
    to work for sb trabajar para algn
    to work for sth
    to work from sth
    to work in sth
    to work on sth
    to work toward sth
    to work under sb trabajar bajo la dirección de algn
    both his parents work tanto la madre como el padre trabajan (afuera)
    • I work in a bank/as a receptionist/in insurance trabajo en un banco/de recepcionista/en seguros
    • he works nights trabaja de noche
    • to get working ponerse a trabajar
    • to work hard trabajar mucho / duro
    • he works hard at school es un alumno muy aplicado
    • we work a 40-hour week nuestra semana laboral es de 40 horas
    • Frank worked in the Paper Mills and Waterford Crystal for a number of years and for the last few years he worked as a taxi driver.
    • I've never ever worked in an office before, I've only ever worked as a waitress.
    • He worked as a ranger employed by the council at the Flitch Way Country Park, which runs from Bishop's Stortford to Braintree.
    • He took courses in the field, then worked as a nightclub bouncer and a bodyguard.
    • Many worked as farmers in fields owned by the lords and their lives were controlled by the farming year.
    • Ann worked as a field sales co-ordinator, organising a sales force operating throughout the country.
    • Geoff also worked as the occupational medical officer at the then Phillips television factory in Dunfermline.
    • In Blagoevgrad, Smith worked as a small business development volunteer.
    • Before becoming an MSP, Martin worked as a researcher and was employed to take minutes of the party's cabinet meetings.
    • I worked as a cardex clerk for one company and was employed at a car hire company.
    • He had previously worked as a business and town planner for Boots in Nottingham, where he still lives.
    • Before that, he had worked as a volunteer in youth clubs, while employed as a printing and advertising manager.
    • For years Paul had worked in the hospitality business working mainly in bars that had loud music.
    • She also worked as a careers consultant at Shenfield High for 16 years.
    • Tralee native June Hewitt has worked as a professional artist from her home studio for a number of years.
    • He has worked as a professional actor and singer in the West End but increasingly he is drawn to directing.
    • She worked as a secretary and had no occupational exposure to toxic fumes.
    • He worked as a bookkeeper at various other businesses in Steinbach until his retirement at age 70.
    • He worked for much of the time as an engineer, working on the fortifications of various cities.
    • Mr Woodall now plans to work as a heavy goods vehicle driver, and has abandoned the idea of ever working on a ship again.
  • 2

    • 2.1(to operate, to function)

      (machine/system/relationship) funcionar
      (drug/person) actuar
      it works off batteries funciona con pilas
      • democracy won't work here aquí no va a funcionar la democracia
      • to work against/in favor of sb/sth obrar en contra/a favor de algn/algo
      • He looked back at the counter where a blonde haired girl was busy working the machines.
      • Women snigger at men for being unable to work a washing machine, men snigger at women for being bad drivers.
      • Before the advent of the computer I worked a manual Comptometer machine, the keys of which had to be pounded.
      • She sees an Asian woman having difficulty working the machine and helps her to understand it.
      • Dad worked these trains regularly and for many years they were his regular assignment.
      • The machine worked all hours - if it did not break down - and it needed few people to keep it running.
      • As the machine worked, Raven straightened, allowing herself a moment to rub the ache in her side.
      • He talked to her as the machines worked, repairing the damage that his blast had wreaked.
      • A machine working two shifts costs much less by the hour than that same machine working a single shift.
      • As we are a school, it is insane having a lab where 4-6 machines are not working at one time.
      • The travel back was one filled with only the sound of the heater blowing and the engine working.
      • So many of our institutions and systems are not working properly, including the judiciary.
      • But even at the highest levels there is a tacit acknowledgment that the system is not working properly.
      • Walhi's lawyers, however, said the early warning system had not worked properly.
      • When CIS was updating its website, it organised dummy runs to ensure that its systems were working properly.
      • I want to make sure the court system is working properly and is going to do correct justice.
      • Fires were started, however, none caught as the sprinkler system worked effectively.
      • I think that saying this system works if properly executed is to miss the point.
      • Make sure that whomever you buy from is willing to work with you until the system is working properly.
      • A warning device must be installed to alert you if the system stops working properly.
      • It's an example of litigation which needn't have happened had the system worked properly.
      • It could be necessary after a virus attack to roll back to a time when the system worked properly.
      • I'm told the in-car Global Satellite Positioning system is not working properly.
      • Hans had promised him that the machine would work this time and now was the time to prove it.
      • The best thing was that the AccuVote machine worked the way it was supposed to work.
      • We call them mistakes because the machine isn't working the way we think it should.
      • He has literally kept some of our offices and machines working by duct tape and force of will alone.
      • We react with surprise and shock when things go wrong with our own molecular machinery, but it is far more astonishing that the machinery works at all.
      • She was told the machines were not working and that she must come back on another day.
      • His first machine did not work so he took it to England and with help got it working.
      • Although it is of the same size as an old sewing machine, it still works fine.

    • 2.2(to have a required effect)

      (drug/plan/measures/method) surtir efecto
      her idea didn't work su idea no resultó
      • try it, it might work pruébalo, quizás resulte
      • the scene works beautifully la escena está muy bien lograda
      • the play doesn't work on TV la obra no se presta para televisión
      • these colors just don't work together estos colores no pegan / no combinan
      • This method works only with insurance plans that use coinsurance, where patients pay a portion of their bills until they reach a maximum.
      • This method works if the water reservoir in the top 5 feet of soil is at or near field capacity at planting time.
      • In both cases the game plan worked, and McClaren admitted that the result was a huge relief.
      • Jacquelyn stood in awe that her plan actually worked and as a result she could barely move.
      • Indeed for most of the first half the Down tactical plan had worked marvellously.
      • We had a great time stalking redfish in two feet of water with fly or spinning rod, both methods worked for us.
      • If the CCTV pilot plan works, the scheme, already hugely successful on local buses, could be extended to other taxis.
      • Early indications are that the method is working and biologists are planning to eventually restock the area with young fish.
      • Fortunately, their plan worked - but not without huge barriers along the way.
      • This method works satisfactorily and is technically the simplest of the 3 options.
      • Apparantly this method works due to the way our brains store information, and how the things we remember are reinforced each time we look at them.
      • Of course, this method works best when the kids hear a title they really do enjoy.
      • It is a propaganda unit designed to sell the message that this Government's strategic plan is working.
      • If you can't decide which method works best for you, experiment with one each day.
      • I assume the method works better if it is used after serious sleep deprivation.
      • Whether Brown's plan works or not could decide who becomes the next Prime Minister.
      • On Wednesday Beau was freaking out about the plan not working, so I was actually a bit concerned.
      • Jack's plan is working - to prove she's useless and then she won't be a threat.
      • It's annoying me more than anyone that my plan isn't working, believe me.
      • The company was restructured five times in five years; no plan worked better than the last one.

  • 3

    (to penetrate, to travel down)
    → see also free,
    loose
    the oil has to work through the engine el aceite tiene que circular por el motor
    • wait until the solution has worked through the fabric espere hasta que la solución haya impregnado bien la tela
    • his socks had worked down to his ankles se le habían caído los calcetines

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  • 1

    • 1.1(to force to work)

      hacer trabajar
      to work oneself to death matarse trabajando
      • you must work every muscle tienes que ejercitar / hacer trabajar todos los músculos
      • He works Miles hard and does all the thinking for Angus, who, right from the beginning, is seen to be a few straws short of a bale.
      • He was demanding as a director, but I wouldn't agree that he worked you too hard.
      • The rich, throat-catching smell of hard worked packhorses hit me even as I drew in a sharp gasp of amazement.
      • They worked me so hard I can't remember my 20s, apart from the fact I broke out in rashes.
      • The smallest petrol version proved a willing performer and very refined, even when being worked hard.
      • It only took four days to fit it all together but she worked me hard.
      • Hopefully, we know him now and we know we can work him harder and that he is able for it.
      • Bruce works his pupils hard, but there is a great atmosphere in his gym, and between yelling at us to try harder, he finds plenty of time to talk smack to everyone.
      • Kat thinks that Chrissie's working her too hard, and persuades her to give Little Mo the time off.
      • Duck legs have fairly tough meat - the legs are worked hard during their lifespan, making the flesh taut and muscly.
      • His wife, who is a very smart and capable campaigner in her own right, has also worked the press very hard.
      • Claudio Bozzini, the club's goalkeeping coach, works his three charges hard.
      • He works you really hard and demands that things are done right.
      • We have got a great goalkeeping coach called Seamus McDonagh who works you hard and is very encouraging.
      • Stefano works Claudio hard, but provides digs in his house and introduces him to the world of drag racing.
      • The fitness coaches worked us hard in pre-season, and they are still working us hard.
      • Honestly, he worked us hard, but after the session I actually had so much energy I felt like doing another hour!
      • Yes, we worked you too hard in the last case, Mr Besanko, we would like to hear first from the respondent.

    • 1.2(to exploit)

      (land/soil) trabajar
      (land/soil) labrar
      (mine) explotar
      it's a theme that's been worked to death already es un tema del que ya se ha abusado hasta la saciedad
      • Gilberth explains how his practices have changed even in the few years he's worked this land.
      • Mr Spargo took shares in a company formed for working a mine which he sold to the company.
      • This may well have been the case but the company only worked the mine for a short time during which several thousand tons of ore were treated.
      • Mines were being worked by strange creatures and humanoid statues with pickaxes for hands.
      • One of the local farmers working their land on the steep banks of the lake, perhaps?
      • It is the rent that kings took for allowing the serfs and others to work the land that the kings owned.
      • In time of war, the other farmers would work his land, which was granted by the state.
      • The mine has been worked for its red, green and white salt for over 700 years and it is still operational.
      • They were farming people who worked the land and tended to the livestock.
      • The row of cottages below and behind you, is known as Irish Row, named after some of the men who worked the mines.
      • The ones who were still working the mines by choice were paid at the end of the week, I found out.
      • Wanlockhead was, like the neighbouring village of Leadhills, built as a mining town, housing the men who worked the lead mines.
      • For the most part, the goblins worked the mines, humans were only sent there for punishment.
      • He shows us the new checkpoints and yellow gates that let farmers work the land on either side of the divide.
      • The pastoralist class disperse the great mass of peasants who traditionally worked the land under the thumb of feudal landlords.
      • All mining is done on a small scale, with just a few people working each mine.
      • The legend has it that Peralta worked the mine with a high return for several years.
      • Over the next 40 years, many companies worked mines along the difficult Mokau River.
      • It's a common assumption that most homes had a slave or two, while most farms and quarries were almost exclusively worked by slave labor.
      • Serfs worked the land and produced the goods that the lord and his manor needed.

    • 1.3(to be employed in)

      (nightclubs/casinos) trabajar en
      • Men were busy working on architecture or training in the army while young ladies worked the market place.
      • Nobody that has ever worked the killing room will ever tell you that you will catch every one, no matter how hard you try.
      • One of six children, his father worked a small farm and laboured for the county council to make ends meet.
      • His father owned and worked a small farm of some fifty acres in County Derry in Northern Ireland.
      • Beats the hell out of stripping or working the streets like some whore doesn't it?
      • The Moore Valley farmer said he has six sons and one daughter, but Pat the eldest son works the farm with him.
      • Donna has dreams of working the friendly skies of New York and Paris and isn't ready to give her heart to anyone just yet.
      • Why was T J Hooker still working the streets when he was a Sergeant, and should have been ensconced in a cosy desk job at his age?
      • I don't believe there are any women working the streets who want to be there.
      • She spent half of her life working the streets of the major cities of Saskatchewan.
      • You're working the streets, you go home at night, you take a hit and fall asleep in your clothes.
      • She may be a prostitute working the streets of Leith but she still has standards.
      • He worked the farm with one of his brothers and combined it with rugby, but when his brother wanted to set up his own business Logan bought him out.
      • Lynda has now come off the drugs and the drink - and she has turned her back on working the streets.
      • For a nostalgic two hours, the rag and bone man was working the streets of Salford again.
      • Once a farm was farmed by many men/women and their families, but nowadays farms are often worked by one person.
      • By 1841 the old Carleton Hall estate was worked by three farmers, possibly tenants of Lane Fox estates.
      • If you're working an area where there is a fast tide, then you should still be able to get away with an uptide rod and say 6ozs of lead.
      • The evening takes the form of a memory play told by the elderly Kat, now a shoeshine boy working the streets, who looks back at his younger self.
      • Most of the prostitutes working the streets have a drug problem, and fund their habit by prostitution.

  • 2

    (to make to function)
    do you know how to work the machine? ¿sabes manejar la máquina?
    • this lever works the sprinkler system esta palanca acciona el sistema de riego
    • the pump is worked by hand la bomba funciona manualmente
  • 3

    • 3.1(to force gradually, manipulate)

      work the brush into the corners mete bien el cepillo en los rincones
      • he worked the peg out of the crevice consiguió sacar el clavo de la grieta
      • I'll try to work that quote into the article trataré de meter esa cita en el artículo
      • we worked some concessions out of them conseguimos sacarles algunas concesiones
      • He sewed me up again and told me if they worked loose again, that I shouldn't be concerned, because I was healing very quickly.
      • Several of my toes commenced to blacken and fester near the tips and the nails worked loose.
      • Our advice is to secure it very firmly, be conservative with your speed and make frequent stops to ensure it isn't working loose.
      • No matter how tightly I tie the things they work loose after about twenty steps.

    • 3.2(to shape, fashion)

      (clay/metal) trabajar
      (dough) sobar
      (dough) amasar
      work the flour into the mixture vaya añadiendo la harina a la mezcla
      • Using your fingers, draw in the flour and work the mixture into a dough, adding more water if necessary.
      • Sift the flour with the baking powder into the bowl and work the mixture with your hand until it forms a firm dough.
      • Then the mixture is worked, gently at first, and then more vigorously.
      • Next add the ginger, turmeric and oil and work the ingredients into a thick brown paste.
      • The kneading can be quite tiring but you need to work the dough if the bread is going to be good.
      • He works the metal into small chunks before swallowing it, his stomach acids fizz at it, then it blasts out at high speed the other end.
      • Dip your fingers into it before working the rice and it'll all be a lot simpler.
      • Leather is worked into luxurious softness and seams are reduced to a bare minimum.
      • It is important to work the dough until it is nice and shiny, as this gives it the al dente texture.
      • The efficient cause of a baked clay vase is the artist who works the clay and then bakes it.
      • The early medieval carpenter was not only skilled in working the wood, but also in selecting the correct timber and shape for the job.
      • Here it is not advisable to work the soil too well for this promotes weed growth.
      • The hammer is for hammering in the nails that lie next to it, for working the leather into shoes, and so on.
      • The bare receiver forging is impressive, especially to anyone who works metal for a living.
      • By working the metal, as by cold rolling, its strength can be approximately doubled.
      • That's the reason for the standard caution against working the soil too early in the year.
      • Prepare a site for wildflowers by working the soil using a spade, rototiller or plow.
      • Rub the butter into the flour mixture, working until you have no lumps bigger than a pea.
      • Preferably, soil should be worked up at least four to six weeks before roses are planted in a new bed.
      • For most of the United States, plant strawberries in spring as soon as the soil can be worked.
      • The limner was never solely a miniaturist, but worked in other formats and media too.
      • Dr. Bob works in cypress, training trees over many years to grow in specific shapes.
      • As well as using clear, sandblasted glass, Kelly works in cheery yellow and orange.

    • 3.3(in needlework, knitting)

      work eight rows in rib hacer ocho hileras de punto elástico
      • work three rows of cross-stitch bordar / hacer tres hileras de punto (de) cruz
      • the design is worked entirely by hand el motivo está hecho (or bordado etc.) totalmente a mano

  • ( worked, worked, wrought, wrought)
  • 4

    • 4.1(to bring about)

      (miracle) hacer
      • The miracle has been wrought by recognising health as a human right - and therefore the responsibility of the state - and acting accordingly.
      • For Hugh, a 22-year-old IT worker, has wrought a minor miracle.
      • Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed and signs and wonders will follow the believers.
      • And now, when my son Jamie is almost the same age, I realize my father worked a miracle!
      • Anyway, lame puns aside, the cast of Hollyoaks have worked a miracle.
      • It can't be stated enough how everyone should thank them both - they have worked a miracle.
      • We were convinced she was going to die, but fortunately the doctors worked a miracle.
      • If ever a country provided its team with all the motivation they needed to work miracles, then this is surely it.
      • What is certain is that if Barwick could work that miracle, merely knighting him would be an insult.
      • A balanced diet together with a gentle daily or weekly exercise regime can work miracles.
      • England do not have anyone to come in and work miracles and it would be foolish to pick a new team and hope for the best.
      • Not that they didn't work the odd miracle at the odd club, but for years the glories they traded on were well past.
      • Sometimes a word of truth works the miracle, but, at times, years of preaching will do nothing.
      • He was pretending, she should have known that getting his attention was like working a miracle.
      • However, having protested defeat by the venison, Vix worked her usual miracle and found room for a pudding.
      • Check out these before and after photos to see how cheaply and easily miracles can be worked.
      • If you could work that kind of miracle, you could go into medicine and make a mint.
      • I have often lived through that hour, that day, that week, in which was wrought the miracle of my transition from one world into another; for I did indeed pass into another world.
      • The ground staff worked miracles at Collegiate to make the pitch playable, albeit for a game reduced to 36 overs.
      • And God wrought special miracles by the hand of Paul
      see also wrought

    • 4.2coloquial (to manage, to arrange)

      arreglar
      if you want to meet him, I'll try to work it for you si quieres conocerlo, veré si lo puedo arreglar
      • she worked it so that I didn't have to pay se las arregló / se las ingenió para que yo no tuviera que pagar

  • 5EEUU

    (to solve)
    (problem/crossword) sacar
    (problem/crossword) resolver