1 noun
(a) (labour) travail m;
this report needs more work il y a encore du travail à faire sur ce rapport;
to start work, to set to work se mettre au travail;
she set to work on the contract elle a commencé à travailler sur le contrat
COMPUTING work area zone f de travail; work flow rhythme m de travail;
work flow schedule plan m de travail;
work in progress travail en cours; (sign) travaux;
work progress avancement m des travaux;
work rate cadence f de travail;
work to rule grève f du zèle;
work standard norme f de travail;
work study engineer ingénieur m en organisation
(b) (employment) travail m, emploi m;
to look for work chercher du travail;
to be out of work être sans travail ou sans emploi;
to take time off work prendre des congés;
she's off work today elle ne travaille pas aujourd'hui
work colleague collègue m f de travail; work experience expérience f professionnelle;
work permit permis m de travail
(c) (task) travail m;
to take work home ramener du travail à la maison;
he's trying to get some work done il essaie de travailler un peu
work group groupe m de travail
(d) works (construction) travaux m pl; (factory) usine f
works committee, works council comité m d'entreprise; works manager chef m d'établissement;
works owner maître m d'ouvrage
2 transitive verb
(employee) faire travailler;
the boss works his staff hard le patron exige beaucoup de travail de ses employés
3 intransitive verb
(a) (of person) travailler;
he works in advertising il travaille dans la publicité;
we have to work to a budget nous devons travailler avec un certain budget;
to work to rule faire la grève du zèle
(b) (of machine) fonctionner
(c) (of plan, idea, method) marcher

Flights to France were worst affected as an all day walkout interrupted more than 7,000 flights. Shorter stoppages in Greece, Portugal, Hungary and Italy brought airports to a standstill, and in Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Austria staff worked to rule.

1 transitive verb
(a) (plan) élaborer
(b) (account) examiner; (price) établir, calculer
2 intransitive verb
to work out at s'élever à;
the total works out at £9,000 le montant s'élève à 9000 livres
work up transitive verb
to work one's way up faire son chemin;
she worked her way up from secretary to managing director elle a commencé comme secrétaire et a fait son chemin jusqu'au poste de P-DG

English-French business dictionary. 2013.

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