But I love romanticism, I love being slightly wrong about how things will work out.
The White House has now proposed a plan to raise taxes immediately and work out spending cuts in the near future.
But obviously this is not how things were meant to work out.
A new medical study says women must work out for 60 minutes, every single day, to avoid gaining weight as they age.
She began to work out tirelessly, crawling as she dragged her legs across the floor, and trying relentlessly to stand.
The science of optics can work out these complementary colours with mathematical exactness.
He held His hand, and allowed sin to work out to its fatal issue.
Do you think I'd be such an infernal fool as to work out such a piece of spite, which I would know to be utterly useless?
Yet she had long since left the two girls to work out their problem in their own way.
Hopes that things might work out all right in the end arose to cheer him, and there was much to foster such an idea.
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.)).
Work is less boring than amusing oneself. [Baudelaire, "Mon Coeur mis a nu," 1862]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.
a fusion of Old English wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan; and Old English wircan (Mercian) "to work, operate, function," formed relatively late from Proto-Germanic noun *werkan (see work (n.)). Related: Worked; working. Working class is from 1789 as a noun, 1839 as an adjective.
The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy. Compare energy, power.
GET ON someone's NERVES: More energy going nowhere. It's working my nerves (1990s+)