Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) work (activity directed toward making or doing something) "she checked several points needing further work"
- S: (n) work, piece of work (a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing) "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
- S: (n) employment, work (the occupation for which you are paid) "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
- S: (n) study, work (applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)) "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
- S: (n) work ((physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force) "work equals force times distance"
- S: (n) workplace, work (a place where work is done) "he arrived at work early today"
- S: (n) oeuvre, work, body of work (the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)) "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"; "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
- S: (v) work (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity) "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
- S: (v) work, do work (be employed) "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
- S: (v) work, act (have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected) "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
- S: (v) function, work, operate, go, run (perform as expected when applied) "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
- S: (v) work, work on, process (shape, form, or improve a material) "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
- S: (v) exercise, work, work out (give a workout to) "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
- S: (v) make, work (proceed along a path) "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
- S: (v) work (operate in a certain place, area, or specialty) "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"
- S: (v) work (proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity) "work your way through every problem or task"; "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived"; "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"
- S: (v) work (move in an agitated manner) "His fingers worked with tension"
- S: (v) bring, work, play, wreak, make for (cause to happen or to occur as a consequence) "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
- S: (v) work, put to work (cause to work) "he is working his servants hard"
- S: (v) cultivate, crop, work (prepare for crops) "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
- S: (v) work (behave in a certain way when handled) "This dough does not work easily"; "The soft metal works well"
- S: (v) influence, act upon, work (have and exert influence or effect) "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
- S: (v) work (operate in or through) "Work the phones"
- S: (v) work (cause to operate or function) "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
- S: (v) work (provoke or excite) "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
- S: (v) work (gratify and charm, usually in order to influence) "the political candidate worked the crowds"
- S: (v) shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge (make something, usually for a specific function) "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
- S: (v) work (move into or onto) "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
- S: (v) knead, work (make uniform) "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
- S: (v) exploit, work (use or manipulate to one's advantage) "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
- S: (v) solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of) "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
- S: (v) ferment, work (cause to undergo fermentation) "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
- S: (v) sour, turn, ferment, work (go sour or spoil) "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
- S: (v) work (arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion) "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"