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woodwork

[woo d-wurk] /ˈwʊdˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
objects or parts made of wood.
2.
the interior wooden fittings, especially of a house, as doors, stairways, or moldings.
Idioms
3.
come out of the woodwork, Informal. to appear or materialize suddenly and unexpectedly:
Since mortgage rates declined, prospective buyers have been coming out of the woodwork.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; wood1 + work
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British Dictionary definitions for come out of woodwork

woodwork

/ˈwʊdˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
the art, craft, or skill of making things in wood; carpentry
2.
components made of wood, such as doors, staircases, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for come out of woodwork

woodwork

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crawl out of the woodwork


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