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Definition 1: shape, form, or improve a material - [verb of creation]

Samples where work on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • work stone into tools
  • process iron
  • work the metal

Synonyms for work on in the sense of this definition

(work on is a kind of ...) change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

"This experience transformed her completely" "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" "transubstantiate one element into another"

(... is a kind of work on ) roll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot

(... is a kind of work on ) shape (metal) without heat

(... is a kind of work on ) use too much

"This play has been overworked"

(... is a kind of work on ) use again in altered form

"retread an old plot"

(... is a kind of work on ) work on a rack

"rack leather"

(... is a kind of work on ) work with a tool

(... is a kind of work on ) work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

"till the soil"

(work on has a similar meaning as ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Samples where work on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold

Synonyms for work on in the sense of this definition

(work on is a kind of ...) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

"I will work hard to improve my grades" "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

(... is a kind of work on ) to work at or to absurd length

"belabor the obvious"

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