work around/round to sth/sb 渐渐转变（话题、主题等）
It was some time before he worked around to what he really wanted to say.
work at sth 致力于；努力做
He's working at losing weight.
Learning to play the piano isn't easy. You have to work at it .
work sth in | work sth into sth
Can't you work a few more jokes into your speech?
Gradually work in the butter.
work sth off
She worked off her anger by going for a walk.
They had a large bank loan to work off.
work on sb 努力说服（使某人答应或做某事）
He hasn't said he'll do it yet, but I'm working on him.
work on sth 努力改善（或完成）
You need to work on your pronunciation a bit more.
‘Have you sorted out a babysitter yet?’ ‘No, but I'm working on it .’
I work out regularly to keep fit.
My first job didn't work out.
Things have worked out quite well for us.
work out (at sth) 计算；计算出
The price per pound works out at 3.20.
work sb out 了解，理解（某人的性格）
I've never been able to work her out.
work sth out
It is proving hard to work out the value of bankrupt firms' assets.
Negotiators are due to meet later today to work out a compromise.
Can you work out what these squiggles mean?
I couldn't work out where the music was coming from.
I've worked out a new way of doing it.
a worked-out silver mine
work sb over 殴打
The gang worked me over.
He'll talk, once we work him over.
work sth over 研究，检查
The estimated figures are not bad, but somebody will have to work them over.
work to sth
to work to a budget
We're working to a very tight deadline .
work towards sth 努力达到，设法完成（目标）
We must work towards a new social order.
work sth up 逐步发展；努力改进
I can't work up any enthusiasm for his idea.
She went for a long walk to work up an appetite.
work sb/yourself up (into sth) 使激动；使发怒
Don't work yourself up into a state about it. It isn't worth it.
What are you so worked up about?
work sth up into sth 使完整；使完好；修整
I'm working my notes up into a dissertation.
work up to sth 逐步发展到，逐渐达到（更高或更深的程度）
The music worked up to a rousing finale.
I began by jogging in the park and worked up to running five miles a day.