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  • n  the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  • n  a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    the job of repairing the engine took several hours
  • n  a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
  • n  an object worked on; a result produced by working
    he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right
  • n  the responsibility to do something
    it is their job to print the truth
  • n  the performance of a piece of work
    she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
    he gave it up as a bad job
  • n  a damaging piece of work
    dry rot did the job of destroying the barn
    the barber did a real job on my hair
  • n  a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
    it is always a job to contact him
  • n  a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  • n  any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  • n  (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  • n  a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  • n  a crime (especially a robbery)
    the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis
  • v  profit privately from public office and official business
  • v  arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  • v  work occasionally
    As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks
  • v  invest at a risk

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