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n. Informal
Work, such as collecting information or doing research in preparation for a project, that involves much walking or traveling about.
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informal work that involves travelling on foot or as if on foot
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work or research involving extensive walking or traveling about, usu. away from one's workplace.
[1890–95, Amer.]
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[ˈlegwɜːk] Ntrabajo m de campo, preparativos mpl
to do the legworkhacer los preparativos
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