work over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v work over give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night","The teacher used to beat the students"
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Quotations

  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross
    “Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.”
  • George Macdonald
    George%20Macdonald
    “When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.”
  • Stephane Mallarme
    Stephane Mallarme
    “The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “God himself is not secure, having given man dominion over his work.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches.”
  • Morris Fishbein
    Morris Fishbein
    “A vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.”

Usage

In literature:

Jib Jab said, "Now for a smoke," and he lighted a cigarette; "nothing like a quiet smoke after the day's work is over.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The air apparatus was given a new stock to work over.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
With some stitches the edge of the material can be rolled over a piping cord and the stitch worked over the thus emphasised margin.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
At first I put in the time working over one of the songs in the new piece.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
So I thanked him, but told him the thing couldn't be worked in that way, and I said it over and over again, until, at last, he believed it.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Put on several coats, leaving the work over night between coats.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
When work was over, I often saw him in the pantry reading.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
I come to Newberry over 40 years ago and worked wid de white people in town.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Don't people ever come to look the Works over?
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
As soon as dinner was over the Guards set to work to erect two forts that the Engineers had already marked out.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
The little group about Joseph made common cause of rejoicing over the work of their protege.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
We've got it pretty heavily stocked; we 're working it over into shorthorn.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
His work was mostly, you see, over there.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
His work was over early, for he had nothing to do after the opening of the third act of the piece then playing.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
The door of the architect's room opened one night, as he sat late over his work, and Mr Sharnall entered.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
He never ill-used a servant either by bad language or by over-work.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Clay worked over his televideo, trying to clear the image.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
Two locomotive headlights shed their rays over the cemetery to-night and gave enough light for the men to work by.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
When our work was over at night, we stayed home, talked and went to sleep.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The different conditions of life made over-work in Paris a far different thing from over-work in London.
"Prisoners of Poverty Abroad" by Helen Campbell
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In poetry:

For lore that I shall never know,
And visions none can hope to see,
Till brooding works upon me so
A childish fear steals over me.
"In Praise Of Solid People" by C S Lewis
He has done the work of a true man,--
Crown him, honor him, love him.
Weep, over him, tears of woman,
Stoop manliest brows above him!
"George L. Stearns" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He has done the work of a true man--
Crown him, honor him, love him;
Weep over him, tears of woman,
Stoop, manliest brows, above him!
"A Hero Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And one player worked at the brewery;
When he saw the wonderful " GATE ",
He ran all the way back to work again
And had " one over the eight"!
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
Emblem and legend may fade from the portal,
Keystone may crumble and pillar may fall;
They were the builders whose work is immortal,
Crowned with the dome that is over us all!
"Hymn For The Celebration At The Laying Of The Cornerstone Of Harvard Memorial Hall, Cambridge, Octob" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Brighter still and brighter glows the western sun,
Shedding all its gladness o’er our work that’s done;
Time will soon be over, toil and sorrow past,
May we, blessèd Savior, find a rest at last.
"Savior, blessèd Savior" by Godfrey Thring

In news:

Reger has worked for Morrison County for just over 30 years.
For over a year now, Corinne Atlas has been preparing for work by pulling on an oversized bug costume.
Last January, while I was at a conference to give a talk on my thesis work, I had a conversation with a professor over breakfast.
A discouraging story Ann R. That day there were a lot of husbands temporarily home from work doing the same thing on roofs all over Boulder Creek and neighboring communities, since we saw it coming on the NOAA radar and weather reports.
Iroquois County investigators are working to solve a fatal shooting in Gilman over the weekend.
Over the last year, Wilco have taken time out from touring and side-projects to work on their eighth record, the band's first since 2009's Wilco (the album).
Lorraine worked as a receptionist for Numatics in Milford for over 10 years, retiring in 1983.
The helicopter at work over Sawteeth Mt Photos courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Do ADHD drugs stop working over time.
Work for an established screen, sign & digital distributor, in buisness for over 50 years.
Even after extensive work over the past few months to address the issue, flooding of the West Memorial Boulevard railroad underpass remains a problem, a city official said Friday.
More Than a Third of Employers Will Require Work Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.
Bridge work over I-71 to force detours.
Why you should volunteer to work over the holidays.
Men's basketball: New NCAA rules allow FGCU players to get in extra work over summer.
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In science:

In this paper we work over a fixed field k of characteristic zero.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
In this section we work over a separable closure Fp of the finite field Fp .
Unramified correspondences
This can be done only if we work over an algebraical ly closed field containing C(q).
Quantum loop modules
We work over the complex numbers throughout.
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
For the sake of simplicity, we will work over the field of complex numbers C.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We work over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic zero, and all kalgebras are assumed to be finitely generated.
Noncommutative plane curves
We work over a fixed algebraically closed base field k of characteristic zero.
Group actions on central simple algebras: a geometric approach
In the present paper, we work over the ring C[[]] of formal power series in .
Quantum conjugacy classes of simple matrix groups
Henceforth we fix the finite field F , and shall work over the finite field F instead of over R.
On the singularity probability of random Bernoulli matrices
We work over an algebraically closed field k.
Ampleness of intersections of translates of theta divisors in an abelian fourfold
First we work over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero.
Rational points on compactifications of semi-simple algebraic groups
Throughout this note, we will work over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0 which we denote by C.
Double Poisson structures on finite dimensional semi-simple algebras
We work over a field k (in the applications essentially always over C).
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
Along this paper we shall work over an algebraically closed base field k of characteristic zero.
Simple Hopf algebras and deformations of finite groups
Throughout this paper, we will work over the field C of complex numbers unless otherwise stated.
Lifts of automorphisms of vertex operator algebras in simple current extensions
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