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Synonyms for work

be employed


  • be employed
  • do business
  • have a job
  • earn a living
  • be in work
  • hold down a job






  • be broken
  • be out of order








out of work


work on someone


work out: succeed


work out: exercise

work out at something


work something out: solve

work something up

Synonyms for work

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

something done

something that is the result of creative effort

an issue of printed material offered for sale or distribution

a building or complex in which an industry is located

the technique, style, and quality of working

an amount or quantity from which nothing is left out or held back

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to perform a function effectively

to react in a specified way

to control or direct the functioning of

to arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem)

to handle in a way so as to mix, form, and shape

to introduce gradually and slyly

to prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops

to force to work


work out: to arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem)

work out: to plan the details or arrangements of

work out: to turn out well

work out: to subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition

Synonyms for work

applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)


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(physics) a manifestation of energy

the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)

perform as expected when applied

give a workout to

proceed along a path

operate in a certain place, area, or specialty

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proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

move in an agitated manner

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cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

behave in a certain way when handled

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operate in or through

cause to operate or function

provoke or excite

move into or onto

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make uniform

use or manipulate to one's advantage

find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

cause to undergo fermentation

go sour or spoil

arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

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References in periodicals archive ?
Also early during the onset of ARDS, pulmonary compliance decreases severely, contributing to an increased work of breathing and respiratory distress.
Potentially, a more plausible theory of why tracheostomy might benefit a patient in terms of weaning would be reduced work of breathing because of a decrease in gas flow resistance in a tracheostomy tube, as compared to an ETT.
Ventilator and patient must be in synchrony in this mode of ventilation otherwise work of breathing may be significantly increased.
While sitting the flaccid abdomen falls forward and the abdominal contents pull the diaphragm downward thereby increasing the work of breathing, reducing VC and increasing TLC and RV.
The company is the first provider of lightweight and wearable ventilators that reduce the work of breathing and support improved patient mobility.
1 (44 [27] [20 to 44]), work of breathing (58 [35] [28 to 43]), [PI.
Since excess weight increases the work of breathing, there is a direct link between obesity and the most common symptom of COPD -- shortness of breath or dyspnea.
The second important goal of ventilation is to reduce the work of breathing of the patient to prevent fatigue of the respiratory muscles.
To overcome chronic airway obstruction, patients with COPD must increase their work of breathing.
Work of breathing is decreased because less work is necessary to reinflate the collapsed alveoli.
The lungs become unable to easily transfer oxygen to the blood, increasing the work of breathing, she said.
The RSBI is an accurate forecaster of the patient's ability to perform endurance related work and assume the work of breathing when extubated.
However, the supine position may aggravate the work of breathing and hypoxaemia before the airway is secured, especially critical for patients who have a difficult airway.