Quotes containing word "work"

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Sell also: act, bring, crop, cultivate, employment, exercise, exploit, ferment, forge, form, function, influence, knead, lick, make, mold, mould, oeuvre, operate, play, process, run, shape, solve, sour, study, turn, workplace, wreak

Definitions and meanings of word "work"

• Noun: activity directed toward making or doing something; example: "she checked several points needing further work"

• Noun: a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; examples: "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"

• Noun: the occupation for which you are paid; examples: "he is looking for employment", "a lot of people are out of work"

• Noun: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); examples: "mastering a second language requires a lot of work", "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"

• Noun: the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); examples: "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre", "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"

• Noun: a place where work is done; example: "he arrived at work early today"

• Noun: (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; example: "work equals force times distance"

• Verb: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; examples: "I will work hard to improve my grades", "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

• Verb: be employed; examples: "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"

• Verb: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; examples: "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"

• Verb: perform as expected when applied; examples: "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"

• Verb: shape, form, or improve a material; examples: "work stone into tools", "process iron", "work the metal"

• Verb: give a workout to; examples: "Some parents exercise their infants", "My personal trainer works me hard", "work one's muscles"

• Verb: proceed along a path; examples: "work one's way through the crowd", "make one's way into the forest"

• Verb: operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; examples: "She works the night clubs", "The salesman works the Midwest", "This artist works mostly in acrylics"

• Verb: proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; examples: "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"

• Verb: move in an agitated manner; example: "His fingers worked with tension"

• Verb: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; examples: "I cannot work a miracle", "wreak havoc", "bring comments", "play a joke", "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

• Verb: cause to work; example: "he is working his servants hard"

• Verb: prepare for crops; examples: "Work the soil", "cultivate the land"

• Verb: behave in a certain way when handled; examples: "This dough does not work easily", "The soft metal works well"

• Verb: have and exert influence or effect; examples: "The artist's work influenced the young painter", "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

• Verb: operate in or through; example: "Work the phones"

• Verb: cause to operate or function; examples: "This pilot works the controls", "Can you work an electric drill?"

• Verb: provoke or excite; example: "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"

• Verb: gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; example: "the political candidate worked the crowds"

• Verb: make something, usually for a specific function; examples: "She molded the rice balls carefully", "Form cylinders from the dough", "shape a figure", "Work the metal into a sword"

• Verb: move into or onto; examples: "work the raisins into the dough", "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation", "work the body onto the flatbed truck"

• Verb: make uniform; examples: "knead dough", "work the clay until it is soft"

• Verb: use or manipulate to one's advantage; examples: "He exploit the new taxation system", "She knows how to work the system", "he works his parents for sympathy"

• Verb: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; examples: "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"

• Verb: cause to undergo fermentation; examples: "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content", "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"

• Verb: go sour or spoil; examples: "The milk has soured", "The wine worked", "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

• Verb: arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; example: "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"

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We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.

John Dos Passos

Words: work, eat, get, strength
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I would love to work with Anthony Hopkins; I would love to work with Meryl Streep; I would love to work with DeNiro; I would love to work with Johnny Depp; I'd love to work with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow... I think she's amazing.

Tara Reid

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Work out of your work. Don't work out of anybody else's work.

Richard Serra

Words: work
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Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

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I've done my best to work from a place of humility - always looking over your shoulder saying, "Does this suck?" and I think that's a good way to work. The other way to work is where you start to think, "I'm on fire, I'm amazing!" and I don't think that's the way to work.

David O. Russell

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Movies either work or they don't work and they're either funny or they're not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching.

Ivan Reitman

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Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Khalil Gibran

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As a working actor, all I want to do is work. That's it. It's terrifying when you don't work. It's very hard when you don't work. There have been times when I've been out of work for like six months. I feel theatre to me is like manna.

Sandra Oh

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There are words that work, that are meant to explain and educate on policies that work, on products that work, on services that work. I'm not going to ever try to sell a lemon. I don't do that.

Frank Luntz

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The dripping... well, if it happens, it happens; it does not take anything from the work. The dripping just proves that you were not trying to control the work, but the work was developing by itself and if it drips, it's a natural part in the evolution of the work.

Keith Haring

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If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

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When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with.

Tom Cruise

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We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing.

Gordon Brown

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It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do.

Aaron Spelling

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We work for the families back home, we do not work for the lobbyists that prowl the halls of the capital building, do not forget who we work for.

Brian Schweitzer

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It was hard to work and work and work and not get your music played on the radio.

Shelby Lynne

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I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.

Jodie Foster

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I'm a character actress, plain and simple... Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.

Frances McDormand

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Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.

Frances McDormand

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I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.

Charles Evans Hughes

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