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To work hard

work at

to try hard to develop or improve something

forge

verb

to work hard to achieve something

overwork

verb

to work harder than you should

slave

verb

to work very hard

toil

verb

to work very hard doing something difficult and tiring, especially physical work

apply yourself

to work very hard on something for a long time

put your back into something

to do something, especially physical work, with a lot of effort

buckle down

to start working hard and seriously

labor

verb

to work hard, especially physically

exert yourself

to use a lot of physical or mental effort

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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an old word for a young woman who is not married

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a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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