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 — A work in is a form of direct action, where a group of workers whose jobs are under threat resolve to remain in their place of employment and continue producing without pay. The intention is usually to show that their place of work still has long …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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