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work on

vb
(intr, preposition) to persuade or influence or attempt to persuade or influence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.work on - to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something; "the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold"
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"
belabor, belabour - to work at or to absurd length; "belabor the obvious"
2.work on - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
transform, transmute, transubstantiate - change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - 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"
hot-work - roll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot
cold work, coldwork - shape (metal) without heat
overwork - use too much; "This play has been overworked"
make over, retread, rework - use again in altered form; "retread an old plot"
rack - work on a rack; "rack leather"
tool - work with a tool
till - work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"
Translations

w>work on

viweiterarbeiten
vt sep lid, washerdaraufbringen
vi +prep obj
car, book, subject, accentarbeiten an (+dat); who’s working on this case?wer bearbeitet diesen Fall?
evidence, assumptionausgehen von; principle (person)ausgehen von; (machine)arbeiten nach; there are not many clues to work ones gibt nicht viele Hinweise, auf die man zurückgreifen könnte; I’m working on this one leadich habe alles an diesem einen Anhaltspunkt aufgehängt
we haven’t solved it yet but we’re still working on itwir haben es noch nicht gelöst, aber wir sind dabei; if we work on him a little longer we might persuade himwenn wir ihn noch ein Weilchen bearbeiten, können wir ihn vielleicht überreden; obviously the other side have been working on himihn hat offensichtlich die Gegenseite in der Mache gehabt (inf)
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