work it

to arrange for something to happen

I’ll try and work it so we can leave early today.

Thesaurus: to make plans or arrangementssynonym
Main entry: work

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ˈwork it/things idiom
(informal) to arrange sth in a particular way, especially by being clever

Can you work it so that we get free tickets?

Main entry:workidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 — may refer to: Human labor: Employment House work Labor (economics), measure of the work done by human beings Manual labor, physical work done by people Wage labor, in which a worker sells their labor and an employer buys it Work (project… …   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), 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

  • work — I. noun Etymology: Middle English werk, work, from Old English werc, weorc; akin to Old High German werc work, Greek ergon, Avestan varəzem activity Date: before 12th century 1. activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 up — verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to stir up ; rouse 2. to produce by mental or physical work < worked up a comedy act > < worked up a sweat in the gym > intransitive verb to rise gradually in intensity or emotional tone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • work on — phrasal 1. affect < worked on my sympathies > 2. to strive to influence or persuade …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • work-up — noun Date: 1903 an unintended mark on a printed sheet caused by the rising of spacing material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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


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