work in
transitive verb Date: 1598 1. to insert or cause to penetrate by repeated or continued effort 2. to interpose or insinuate gradually or unobtrusively <
worked in a few topical jokes
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  • work in — {v.} 1. To rub in. * /The nurse told Mary to put some cream on her skin and to work it in gently with her fingers./ 2. To slip in; mix in; put in; * /When Mary was planning the show, she worked a part in for her friend Susan./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work in — {v.} 1. To rub in. * /The nurse told Mary to put some cream on her skin and to work it in gently with her fingers./ 2. To slip in; mix in; put in; * /When Mary was planning the show, she worked a part in for her friend Susan./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To work in — Work 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Work ethic — is a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence. It is also a belief in the moral benefit of work and its ability to enhance character. An example would be the Protestant work ethic. A work ethic may include being… …   Wikipedia

  • Work experience — is the experience that a person has working, or working in a specific field or occupation. Volunteer Work and Internships The phrase is sometimes used to mean a type of volunteer work that is commonly intended for young people mdash; often… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — (w[^u]rk), n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. v[ae]rk, Goth. gawa[ u]rki, Gr. e rgon, [digamma]e rgon, work, re zein to do, o rganon an instrument,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Work — (w[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Worked} (w[^u]rkt), or {Wrought} (r[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Working}.] [AS. wyrcean (imp. worthe, wrohte, p. p. geworht, gewroht); akin to OFries. werka, wirka, OS. wirkian, D. werken, G. wirken, Icel. verka,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in good time — or[in good season] {adv. phr.} 1. A little early; sooner than necessary. * /The school bus arrived in good time./ * /The students finished their school work in good time./ * /We reached the station in good season to catch the 9:15 bus for New… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in time — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Soon enough. * /We got to Washington in time for the cherry blossoms./ * /We got to the station just in time to catch the bus./ * /John liked to get to work in good time and talk. to the man who worked on his machine… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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