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work back

(intransitive, adverb) (Austral, informal) to work overtime
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  • "We are going to collaborate, and grow tremendously rich and famous," laughed Phyllis, putting the work back in the desk.

    The Wyndam Girls Marion Ames Taggart
  • I had to go down past your place here, and then work back to be rid of them.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • In an hour he awoke, stretched himself, drank from the spring and circling toward the mountain began to work back toward his pony.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • She has given nothing; I hope she will pay when I take the work back.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • We arranged to run two day shifts and one night shift of six hours each and to commence up next the engine and work back.

  • "We must work back by the way we came, Monsieur Philip," Pierre said.

  • Let us work back and have a drop of the right Nants before we go.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • How did you work back from the settlement which you had got to with such difficulty?

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler

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