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Work

1. To perform a task, especially in exchange for compensation or the potential for profit. Working is necessary for any economy to function.

2. See: Job.

work

see JOB, LABOUR, WORK ORGANIZATION, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK, HOMEWORKING, DOMESTIC LABOUR.

work

see JOB.
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COLA You'll have to do 70 push-ups to work off the 143 calories you consume in a can of cola.
TRIMMINGS What it takes to work off Christmas calories
has been awarded contracts for work off Trinidad & Tobago and Angola.
The rejected rule would have allowed automakers to choose between a less expensive indirect system that would work off the antilock braking system and a more accurate direct system of monitors in each wheel.
Scott's passion for singing and performing stayed foremost in his mind, yet he often had to resort to work off the stage--as a nursing home orderly or an elevator operator--to make ends meet.
Wal-Mart is also facing a sex discrimination lawsuit, in addition to several lawsuits for allegedly forcing people to work off the clock.
Waking up broke and hungover in a roadside motel, Mac Sledge (Duval) asks owner Rosa Lee (Tess Harper) if he can work off his bill doing odd jobs.
Rather than force their tenants to compete with their own space, landlords should endeavor where possible to cooperate with sub-lessors to work off the excess inventory while still maintaining lease rate support.
Two new studies, however, knock grief work off its theoretical pedestal.
I TOOK the advice of your health writer and went on a brisk, three-mile walk to work off some of the pounds I put on over the festive season.