work+upon

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

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  • 2 work upon — ► work on/upon exert influence on. Main Entry: ↑work …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 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 …

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

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  • 5 work upon — phrasal to have effect upon ; operate on ; influence …

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  • 6 work upon — See: WORK ON …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 work upon — See: WORK ON …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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;… …

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  • 11 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)… …

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  • 12 work on — Synonyms and related words: abuse, act on, act upon, advocate, affect, apply pressure, approach, bear upon, beset, besiege, blandish, bleed, bleed white, bug, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, coax, concentrate on, deceive, drain, draw,… …

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  • 13 work on — also[work upon] {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./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 work on — also[work upon] {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./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15 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

  • 16 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

  • 17 Work hardening — Work hardening, also known as strain hardening or cold working, is the strengthening of a metal by plastic deformation. This strengthening occurs because of dislocation movements within the crystal structure of the material.[1] Any material with… …

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  • 18 Work aversion — Work aversion, Workplace aversion, or Employment aversion is a psychological behavior, often part of an anxiety disorder, in which the subject intentionally refuses to be gainfully employed at all, or works far less than is necessary in order to… …

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  • 19 work — n 1 Work, labor, travail, toil, drudgery, grind are comparable when they mean effort or exertion directed to the accomplishment of an end, or an employment or activity which involves such expenditure of effort or exertion. Work is the most… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 20 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… …

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