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I started work when I was sixteen.
It’s not easy to find work (=get a job).
I walk to work and take the bus home.
Carol and her subcommittee did some nice work on the document.
It’s not the best piece of work you’ve ever done.
The road has been closed for emergency repair works.
There will be no disruption of traffic when the work is carried out.
We’ll have our work cut out for us if we want to maintain sales at this level.
You made short work of that sandwich!
They ordered porridge, kippers, eggs, and bacon – the works.
They’ve got guns, grenades, rockets, the whole works.
This is the British English definition of work. View American English definition of work.