work with (someone or something)(redirected from work with one)
work with (someone or something)
1. To use some material in the creation of one's work. I usually work with acrylics, but I'm going to try out oil paints for this piece. I always hate working with this kind of clay.
2. To utilize some tool, instrument, or other apparatus in the performance of some labor or activity. He had never worked with heavy machinery like that before. Are you comfortable working with a concrete saw?
3. To cooperate with someone in order to perform some task, activity, responsibility, etc. You'll be working with Karen on this project. We are currently working with police from across the border to solve this case.
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work with someone or something
to manipulate or work on someone or something. Let me work with him for a while. I'll convince him. I want to work with this engine and see if I can get it started.
work with something
to do work with some tool or instrument. She is working with a chisel now. In a minute she will switch to a tiny knife. Do you know how to work with a voltmeter?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.