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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORK OVER

Sometimes he packed clumsily, and she was obliged to do his work over.

You can work over Arlt till the crack of doom, and that's all the good it will do him.

Every day she hoped that she might be called, longing to get the hateful piece of work over.

This, then, was the meaning of the masons at work over there since yesterday.

But there were wilder spirits at work over which he had little control.

He actually was to turn his work over to another man to finish.

With an intensified interest, the coach resumed his work over Ashley.

I have already spent in my work over a million dollars of my own money.

The women who are made to work over hours—they want the vote.

Max, we've just got to work over to the house and help them.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).

In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.

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