work your way

work your way
work your way phrase
if you work your way somewhere, you travel there slowly and with difficulty

Mitch was working his way up the hill with a heavy pack on his back.

Thesaurus: to move, or to move something towards a placesynonym to move, or to move something, slowlysynonym
Main entry: work

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work your way — see work, 1
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Main Entry:way
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work your way
: to move yourself into or out of a particular position slowly or with difficulty

The prisoner somehow worked his way out of the handcuffs.

I worked my way to the center of the crowd.

They started working their way cautiously down the side of the mountain.

— sometimes used figuratively

He had worked his way into her heart.

She is slowly working her way to the top of the company.

◇ If you work your way through college/school, you have a job that helps you pay for your expenses while you go to college/school.

He is working his way through college.

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Main Entry:work

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • work your way — if you work your way somewhere, you travel there slowly and with difficulty Mitch was working his way up the hill with a heavy pack on his back …   English dictionary

  • work your way up sth — (also work your way up to sth) ► to do a series of jobs at different levels in an organization until you reach a position at the top of the organization: »She joined the company as a sales rep but worked her way up to managing director. work your …   Financial and business terms

  • work your way through college — work your way through college/university/ phrase to have a job when you are at college/​university in order to help to pay for your studies Thesaurus: to work, and to work in a particular waysynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • work your way through university — work your way through college/university/ phrase to have a job when you are at college/​university in order to help to pay for your studies Thesaurus: to work, and to work in a particular waysynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • work your way through college the world — ˌwork your ˈway through college, round the world, etc. idiom to have a job or series of jobs while studying, travelling, etc. in order to pay for your education, etc. Main entry: ↑wayidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • work your way through round the world — ˌwork your ˈway through college, round the world, etc. idiom to have a job or series of jobs while studying, travelling, etc. in order to pay for your education, etc. Main entry: ↑wayidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • work your way through something — ˌwork your way ˈthrough sth idiom to do sth from beginning to end, especially when it takes a lot of time or effort • She worked her way through the pile of documents. Main entry: ↑wayidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • work — work1 W1S1 [wə:k US wə:rk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do a job for money)¦ 2¦(do your job)¦ 3¦(help)¦ 4¦(do an activity)¦ 5¦(try to achieve something)¦ 6¦(machine/equipment)¦ 7¦(be effective/successful)¦ 8¦(have an effect)¦ 9¦(art/style/literature)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — 1 verb DO A JOB 1 (I) to do a job that you are paid for: Harry is 78, and still working. (+ for): David works for the BBC. | work as a secretary/builder etc: She works as a management consultant for a design company. | work long hours/nights etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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