Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb work_on

2 senses of work on

Sense 1
work at, work on -- (to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something; "the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold")
       => work -- (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")

Sense 2
work, work on, process -- (shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal")
       => transform, transmute, transubstantiate -- (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")

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