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To make someone work hard - thesaurus

Synonyms

work

verb

to make someone work

drive

verb

to make someone work or try very hard

push

verb

to force someone to make a great effort, especially at school or in their career

keep someone busy

to have or give someone a lot of things to do or think about, often as a way of filling up time

occupy

verb

to keep someone busy at an activity

swamp

verb

to give someone too much to deal with at one time

overwork

verb

to make someone work harder than is reasonable

overload

verb

to give someone too much work to do

stretch

verb

to make someone use all their intelligence or ability, especially in a way that is interesting or enjoyable

besiege

verb

to make more requests, offers, comments, or complaints than someone can deal with

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barrage

verb

if you are barraged by criticisms, complaints, or questions, you have to deal with a large number of them at the same time

light a fire under someone

to make someone work harder

overburden

verb

formal to give someone more work or problems than they can deal with

run someone ragged

to make someone feel extremely tired by forcing them to do a lot of work

run/work/drive someone into the ground

to make someone work very hard, until they are so tired that they cannot work any more

set someone to work

to make someone do work for you, especially when they do not want to do this

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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