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Principal Translations
trabajar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (esforzarse)work viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Trabaja intensamente en sus proyectos.
trabajar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (ejercer oficio o profesión)work viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Trabaja en una oficina cercana a su domicilio.
trabajar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (desarrollar una actividad)work viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 La maquinaria trabajó toda la noche en el perforación del túnel.
trabajarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (persuadir, convencer)work, manipulate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Carmen sabe trabajarse a su papá, por eso nunca la regaña.
 Carmen knew how to work her daddy so that he never scolded her.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms:
autorización para trabajar loc nom flocución nominal femenina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino ("casa de citas", "zona cero", "arma secreta"). (permiso de trabajo)work permit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US)work authorization nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK)work authorisation nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los adolescentes que buscan empleo deben tener autorización para trabajar.
 Teenagers who are looking for work should have a work permit.
trabajar a pleno rendimiento loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (trabajar a tope)work at full capacity v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  run at maximum capacity v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar a tiempo completo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ocho horas al día)work full-time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Manuela trabaja a tiempo completo, 40 horas a la semana.
 Mindy works full-time: 40 hours per week.
trabajar a turnos work in shifts v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar atendiendo al público do customer service work, provide customer service v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar bajo presión work under pressure v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar cara al público do client-facing work, do customer-facing work v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)work face-to-face with customers v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar como work as vi + adv
trabajar como negro,
trabajar como un negro
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (trabajar demasiado) (slang)bust a gut v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK: slang)work your arse off v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US: slang)bust your ass off v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Trabaja como negro por un sueldo miserable.
trabajar como obrero work as a blue collar worker v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar como un esclavo work like a dog v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar como un loco work like mad, work like crazy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar como un negro work like a dog, work like a slave v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar como una mula loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (trabajar con mucho afán)work like a Trojan v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  work like a dog v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Yo trabajo como una mula para darles todo a ustedes y es así como me pagan.
trabajar como voluntario volunteer viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  do volunteer work v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar con ilusión loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (con alegría)work with enthusiasm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar corrido work around the clock v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  work non-stop v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar de work as vi + adv
trabajar de cara al público loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (atender clientes)work directly with the public v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  deal with customers face-to-face v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar de forma artesanal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin máquinas)work as an artisan v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar de mañanas work in the mornings v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar desde casa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (domicilio)work from home, work at home v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar duro work hard v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar el doble  (hours)work a double shift v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (effort)work twice as hard v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en work at vi +prep
trabajar en cadena work on an assembly line v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en el campo work in the fields v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en el ordenador work on the computer v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en el terreno work in the field, work on site v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en el turno de oficio loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (justicia: asistencia gratuita)work as in-court representation, work as in-court defence, work as legal aid, work as a court appoin v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)work as a duty lawyer, work as a duty solicitor v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Trabaja en el turno de oficio porque quiere ayudar a los que no tienen dinero.
 He works as a court appointed lawyer because he wants to help those who have no money.
trabajar en equipo work as a team v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en la sombra work in the shade v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en negro work illegally v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en paralelo work in parallel v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en red work in a network v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en un proyecto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (desarrollar una idea)work on a project v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar en una investigación work on an investigation v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar fuera de casa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (empleo remunerado)work outside the home v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  work outdoors v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Trabajar fuera de casa tiene ventajas y desventajas.
 Working outside the home has its pros and cons.
trabajar gratis work for free v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar la madera do woodwork v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar mucho work a lot v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar para work for vi + prep
trabajar por cuenta ajena work for hire, work for [sb] else v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar por días do daily work, charge daily for work v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar por dos do the work of two people v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar por horas work hourly, charge by the hour v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar por libre loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (autónomo)freelance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  freelance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 He dejado la empresa; ahora trabajo por libre.
 I left the company and am freelancing now.
trabajar por objetivos management by objectives nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
trabajar tiempo extra work overtime vi + n
trabajar un tema work on a subject, work on a topic v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
trabajar un texto work on a text v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vivir para trabajar live to work v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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