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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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work

[wɜːk]

  1. N

    1. (=activity) trabajo m; (=effort) esfuerzo m

      nasty 1., 4)

    2. (=employment, place of employment) trabajo m

    3. (=product, deed) obra f; (=efforts) trabajo

    4. (Art , Literat etc) obra f

    5. works [of machine, clock etc] mecanismo msing

      spanner

    6. works (Mil) obras fpl, fortificaciones fpl

  2. VI

    1. (gen) trabajar; (=be in a job) tener trabajo

    2. (=function) [machine, car] funcionar

    3. (=be effective) [plan] salir, marchar; [drug, medicine, spell] surtir efecto, ser eficaz; [yeast] fermentar

    4. [mouth, face, jaws] moverse, torcerse

    5. (=move gradually)

  3. VT

    1. (=make work) hacer trabajar

    2. (=operate)

    3. (=achieve) [+ change] producir, motivar; [+ cure] hacer, efectuar; [+ miracle] hacer

      wonder 1., 2)

    4. (Sew) coser; (Knitting) [+ row] hacer

    5. (=shape) [+ dough, clay] trabajar; [+ stone, marble] tallar, grabar

    6. (=exploit) [+ mine] explotar; [+ land] cultivar

    7. (=manoeuvre)

    8. (=finance)

  4. CPD

Examples from texts

Kegley says he likes to work the night shift occasionally because it’s a good chance to catch up on work.
Kegley dice que a él le gusta trabajar en el turno de la noche ocasionalmente porque es una buena oportunidad para adelantar trabajo.
The notification system for activities involving exposure to asbestos should be adapted to new work situations.
El sistema de notificación de las actividades que impliquen una exposición al amianto debe adaptarse a las nuevas situaciones de trabajo.
The Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS) is responsible for the co-ordination of the practical aspects of enforcement work and the Agency works closely with this organisation.
Los coordinadores de servicios reguladores de las autoridades locales (LACORS) son los responsables de la coordinación de los aspectos prácticos de la labor coercitiva y la Agencia actúa en estrecha colaboración con esta organización.
© FAO, 2011
© FAO, 2011
The Project Document, prepared by Australia and presented in CX/NFSDU 06/28/9 would be forwarded to the 30th Session of the Commission for consideration of new work proposals.
El documento de proyecto preparado por Australia y presentado en el documento CX/NFSDU 06/28/9 sería sometido a la Comisión en su 30° período de sesiones, en el marco del examen de las propuestas de nuevos trabajos.
© FAO y OMS 2011
© FAO and WHO 2011
She had sent him out yesterday morning to buy five extra copies of the newspaper, even though she could have had as many copies as she wanted from work.
El día anterior por la mañana su madre le había encargado que comprara cinco ejemplares más del periódico, aunque podía conseguir tantos como quisiera en la oficina.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
The Chamber's database is continually being added to with documents of a legal and methodological nature thanks to the fruitful work being carried out by our foreign colleagues.
La base de datos de la Cámara se va completando de manera constante con documentos de carácter legal y metodológico gracias a la fructífera labor de nuestros colegas extranjeros.
He, like Alatorre, hardly knew the old man's work. Any of his books that were translated into Spanish were published in Spain and were late coming to Mexico.
Él, como Alatorre, conocía apenas la obra literaria del viejo, sus libros traducidos al español se publicaban en España y llegaban tarde a México.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"Coordinating Committees may be entrusted with initiating work on commodity standards that need expertise from the region up to Step 5.
"Se puede encomendar a los Comités Coordinadores la iniciación de trabajos relacionados con normas para productos que requieran los conocimientos técnicos de la región, hasta el Trámite 5.
© FAO y OMS 2011
© FAO and WHO 2011
They affirm their intention to work closely together and with other interested States to urge universal adherence to the Treaty.
Afirman su propósito de colaborar estrechamente entre sí y con otros Estados interesados, con objeto de exhortar a todos los países del mundo a que se adhieran al Tratado.
Appropriate changing rooms must be provided for workers if they have to wear special work clothes and if, for reasons of health or propriety, they cannot be expected to change in another area.
Cuando los trabajadores tengan que llevar ropa de trabajo especial y por razones de salud o decoro no se les pueda pedir que se cambien en otro lugar, deberán tener a su disposición vestuarios adecuados.
The counsellor listens to your problems in a non-judgemental way and provides support to help you work through them.
El consejero escucha sus problemas sin juzgar y le brinda el apoyo que la ayudará a resolverlos.
© New South Wales Health Department for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales
© New South Wales Health Department for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales
the duration of training and/or work learning experience in a training establishment and/or company,
la duración de la formación y/o la experiencia de aprendizaje del trabajo en un establecimiento de formación y/o una empresa,
At or from this place economic activity is carried out for which - save for certain exceptions - one or more persons work (even if only part-time) for one and the same enterprise.
En dicho lugar o a partir de él se realizan actividades económicas a las que -salvo excepciones- dedican su trabajo una o varias personas (llegado el caso, en jornada parcial) por cuenta de una misma empresa.
ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile offers a possibility to select the type of interface that is most convenient for you to work with.
ABBYY Lingvo x3 Mobile brinda la posibilidad de seleccionar el tipo de interfaz que es más conveniente para que usted trabaje.
ABBYY LingvoMobile x3 HelpABBYY LingvoMobile x3 Ayuda
BYY LingvoMobile x3 Ayuda
ABBYY LingvoMobile x3 Ayud
© 2008 ABBYY
BYY LingvoMobile x3 Help
ABBYY LingvoMobile x3 Hel
© 2008 ABBYY
It shall be mentioned only in the case of the dispatch and the arrival which follow the contract work.
Sólo se mencionará para la expedición y la llegada posteriores al trabajo por encargo.

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wɜːkMasculine nountrabajo; esfuerzoExamples

work in progress — trabajo en proceso
to be at work on sth — estar trabajando sobre algo
there are forces at work — hay fuerzas en movimiento
work has begun on the new dam — se han comenzado las obras del nuevo embalse
work has begun on the new project — ha comenzado el trabajo en el nuevo proyecto
it's all in a day's work — es pan de cada día
to do one's work — hacer su trabajo
he did some good work at head office — hizo un buen trabajo en la oficina central
the medicine had done its work — la medicina había surtido efecto
to get some work done — hacer algo (de trabajo)
to get on with one's work — seguir trabajando
good work! — ¡buen trabajo!
it's hard work — es mucho trabajo, cuesta (trabajo)
he's hard work — es una persona difícil
a piece of work — un trabajo
she's put a lot of work into it — le ha puesto grandes esfuerzos
to make quick work of sth/sb — despachar algo/a algn con rapidez
to set to work — ponerse a trabajar
to set sb to work — poner a algn a trabajar
to make short work of sth/sb — despachar algo/a algn con rapidez
to start work — ponerse a trabajar
to have one's work cut out —
I have my work cut out as it is — ya tengo trabajo hasta por encima de las cejas
I had my work cut out to stop it — me costó detenerlo
you'll have your work cut out trying to stop him — te costará muchísimo trabajo impedirle

User translations

The part of speech is not specified

  1. 1.

    cielo

    translation added by Haydee Lomas
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Collocations

shift work
trabajo por turnos
work station
puesto de trabajo
guilt work facilitation
alivio del sufrimiento por la culpa
subtask work
tarea secundaria
work simplification
simplificación del trabajo
piece work
trabajo a destajo
work unit
unidad de trabajo
work procedure
método de trabajo
work procedure
procedimientos de trabajo
decent work
trabajo decente
programme of work
programa de trabajo
work out
elaborar
end of work
queda
work area
área de trabajo
work papers
documentos de trabajo

Word forms

work

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseworkworks
Possessive casework'sworks'

work

verb
Basic forms
Pastworked, *wrought
Imperativework
Present Participle (Participle I)working
Past Participle (Participle II)worked, *wrought
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I workwe work
you workyou work
he/she/it worksthey work
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am workingwe are working
you are workingyou are working
he/she/it is workingthey are working
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have worked, *wroughtwe have worked, *wrought
you have worked, *wroughtyou have worked, *wrought
he/she/it has worked, *wroughtthey have worked, *wrought
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been workingwe have been working
you have been workingyou have been working
he/she/it has been workingthey have been working
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I worked, *wroughtwe worked, *wrought
you worked, *wroughtyou worked, *wrought
he/she/it worked, *wroughtthey worked, *wrought
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was workingwe were working
you were workingyou were working
he/she/it was workingthey were working
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had worked, *wroughtwe had worked, *wrought
you had worked, *wroughtyou had worked, *wrought
he/she/it had worked, *wroughtthey had worked, *wrought
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been workingwe had been working
you had been workingyou had been working
he/she/it had been workingthey had been working
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will workwe shall/will work
you will workyou will work
he/she/it will workthey will work
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be workingwe shall/will be working
you will be workingyou will be working
he/she/it will be workingthey will be working
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have worked, *wroughtwe shall/will have worked, *wrought
you will have worked, *wroughtyou will have worked, *wrought
he/she/it will have worked, *wroughtthey will have worked, *wrought
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been workingwe shall/will have been working
you will have been workingyou will have been working
he/she/it will have been workingthey will have been working
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would workwe should/would work
you would workyou would work
he/she/it would workthey would work
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be workingwe should/would be working
you would be workingyou would be working
he/she/it would be workingthey would be working
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have worked, *wroughtwe should/would have worked, *wrought
you would have worked, *wroughtyou would have worked, *wrought
he/she/it would have worked, *wroughtthey would have worked, *wrought
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been workingwe should/would have been working
you would have been workingyou would have been working
he/she/it would have been workingthey would have been working
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am worked, *wroughtwe are worked, *wrought
you are worked, *wroughtyou are worked, *wrought
he/she/it is worked, *wroughtthey are worked, *wrought
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being worked, *wroughtwe are being worked, *wrought
you are being worked, *wroughtyou are being worked, *wrought
he/she/it is being worked, *wroughtthey are being worked, *wrought
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been worked, *wroughtwe have been worked, *wrought
you have been worked, *wroughtyou have been worked, *wrought
he/she/it has been worked, *wroughtthey have been worked, *wrought
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was worked, *wroughtwe were worked, *wrought
you were worked, *wroughtyou were worked, *wrought
he/she/it was worked, *wroughtthey were worked, *wrought
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being worked, *wroughtwe were being worked, *wrought
you were being worked, *wroughtyou were being worked, *wrought
he/she/it was being worked, *wroughtthey were being worked, *wrought
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been worked, *wroughtwe had been worked, *wrought
you had been worked, *wroughtyou had been worked, *wrought
he/she/it had been worked, *wroughtthey had been worked, *wrought
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be worked, *wroughtwe shall/will be worked, *wrought
you will be worked, *wroughtyou will be worked, *wrought
he/she/it will be worked, *wroughtthey will be worked, *wrought
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been worked, *wroughtwe shall/will have been worked, *wrought
you will have been worked, *wroughtyou will have been worked, *wrought
he/she/it will have been worked, *wroughtthey will have been worked, *wrought