1. labor, toil, exertion, effort, endeavor, exercise; travail, drudgery, slavery, sweat, moil, grind; handwork, spadework, legwork; industry, diligence, trouble, pains; stress, strain, Inf. elbow grease; discipline, drill, workout, exercising, exercitation, training.
2. task, undertaking, job, stint, chore; duty, charge, assignment, commission, exercise, homework; errand, odd job, piece of work, mission, service, call.
3. employment, occupation, business, office, job, livelihood, vocation, profession; trade, handicraft, craft, line, art; field, me'tier, career, calling, walk of life; pursuit, function, role, position, capacity; situation, Inf. gig, station, place, post, engagement.
4. deed, performance, act, action, doing, function, working; operation, movement, maneuver, stunt, turn; exploit, feat, achievement, accomplishment, coup, move, stroke; transaction, enterprise, undertaking, production.
5. product, fruit, by-product, end product, creation, child, offspring; oeuvre, opus, opuscule, masterpiece, masterwork, Fr. chef d'oeuvre, Latin, magnum opus; invention, concoction, coinage, composition; artifact, handicraft, production, turnout; issue, harvest, outgrowth, effect, result, outcome.
6. works
factory, plant, mill, foundry, shop, workshop, Fr. usine; assembly plant, manufactory, metalworks, steelworks, saltworks, waterworks; sawmill, flour mill, tannery, smithery, cannery, pottery, bindery, brewery, winery, refinery, armory, arsenal.
7. works
working parts, inside parts, Sl. guts, insides, inner mechanisms, Inf. innards; internals, vitals, what makes a thing tick, viscera, belly, heart, bowels.
8. at work
a. on the job, at the shop, working, on duty, walking one's beat.b. in action, in operation, in progress, on the fire, in force, in the works.
9. out of work
unemployed, jobless, out of a job, disengaged, in the bread line, in the unemployment line; available, free, idle, at liberty.
10. labor, toil, moil, drudge, grind, work-one's fingers to the bone; slave away, grub, sweat, peg away at, push oneself; exert oneself, be busy, be industrious, exercise, practice, make efforts; fag, work away at, strain oneself, keep trying, spare no effort, take pains; ply the oar, set one's shoulder to the wheel, Inf. knock oneself out, keep one's nose to the grindstone, Sl. kill oneself, struggle, Sl. beat one's brains out; do double duty, do one's utmost, do one's best, strain one's nerve, force oneself, Inf. plug away at; plod along, strive, contend, vie, endeavor.
11. be employed, earn one's livelihood, ply one's trade, occupy oneself with, have a job, hold down a job; follow a trade, do business, practice a profession.
12. operate, run, function, go, act, perform, Inf. fly; have effect, play, have influence; carry on, get on, move.
13. use, manage, ply, wield, handle, maneuver, manipulate; make go, conduct, deal with, drive, direct, steer; utilize, employ, turn to account, put to use, adhibit, bring into play; apply, treat, take care of, see to.
14. effect, accomplish, cause, make, do, bring about; produce, effectuate, realize, fulfill, attain; engender, beget, bring to effect, implement, put through, carry off, Inf. bring off, Inf. pull off; enact, execute, compass, discharge, dispatch, take care of.
15. influence, persuade, induce, sway, bend, turn, move; incline, predispose, affect, lead, bias; wear down, bend to one's will, make oneself felt, soften up.
16. work in
put in, enter, insert, inject, interpose, introduce; edge in, wedge in, move in, foist in, worm in; implant, interpolate, interject, sandwich in, stick in.
17. work off
dispose of, lose, undo, get off; exercise, sweat off, run off, walk off.
18. work on
coax, wheedle, cajole, pester, nag, Sl. bug; press, importune, urge, Inf. pressure, blandish, dun, push.
19. work out
a. resolve, solve, figure out, unriddle, clear up; crack, decode, decipher, unlock; get, do, answer, find out, puzzle out, Sl. dope out.b. add up to, amount to, come to, total up to, be in all, mount to, extend to.c. develop, elaborate, evolve, progress; expand, enlarge, go into, detail, enter into.d. drill, train, exercise, practice; discipline, prepare, prime, break in.
20. work up
excite, stir, rouse, move, incite; whet, spur, quicken, enkindle, inflame, fire up, prompt, impel, instigate, stimulate, foment, animate, arouse.

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