work upon
phrasal to have effect upon ; operate on ; influence

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  • work upon — index affect, constrain (compel), influence, motivate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • work upon — ► work on/upon exert influence on. Main Entry: ↑work …   English terms dictionary

  • work\ upon — • work (up)on v 1. Have an effect on; influence. Some pills work on the nerves and make people feel more relaxed. 2. To try to influence or convince. Senator Smith worked on the other committee members to vote for the bill …   Словарь американских идиом

  • work upon — phrasal : to have effect upon : operate on : persuade, influence so worked upon her adopted father with his threats Max Peacock …   Useful english dictionary

  • work upon — See: WORK ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work upon — See: WORK ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work upon — have an effect on, try to influence or convince I am working on my boss to let me have some time off this summer …   Idioms and examples

  • Work — (w[^u]rk), v. t. 1. To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor. [1913 Webster] He could have told them of two or three gold mines, and a silver mine, and given the reason why they forbare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • work — [wʉrk] n. [ME werk < OE weorc, akin to Ger werk < IE base * werĝ , to do, act > Gr ergon (for * wergon), action, work, organon, tool, instrument] 1. physical or mental effort exerted to do or make something; purposeful activity; labor;… …   English World dictionary

  • work — ► NOUN 1) activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result. 2) such activity as a means of earning income. 3) a task or tasks to be undertaken. 4) a thing or things done or made; the result of an action. 5) (works)… …   English terms dictionary

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