‘Work’ 들어가는 동사구 몇 가지

‘Work’ 들어가는 동사구는 영어 동사구 중 특히 자주 쓰이는 표현으로 꼽을 수 있습니다. 그 중 몇 가지를 알려 드릴게요. 매우 자주 쓰이기 때문에  꼼꼼히 읽어보시면 유익할 겁니다.  일단 알아두셔야 되는 것은 ‘work’이라는 단어가 물론 일한다는 뜻도 있지만 앞뒤에 오는 전치사만 바꾸면 ‘해 내다,’ ‘운동하다,’ ‘살 빼다’ 까지 다양한 의미로 쓸 수도 있다는 것입니다.

최근에 이 사이트에 나온 표현을 다 익히지 않더라도 이 표현 하나만은 꼭 기억해두세요 ^^

1. Work out (운동하다, <계획 따위> 잘되다, 해답을 내다, 화해하다)

  • I won’t be home till late tonight. I’ve got to stop by the gym and work out for at least an hour.
  • You need to come up with a new plan.  There’s no way that will work out.
  • You need to work out a way to save money while maintaining quality at the level it stands today.
  • I wish politicians could work out their differences without resorting to violence in the assembly hall.

2. Work it out, work things out (잘 해내다, 화해하다)

  • I can’t believe they are getting a divorce.  I really thought they would be able to work things out.

3. Work off (운동해서 살 빼다, 돈을 벌어서 빚을 갚다)

  • My doctor says I need to work off at least five pounds of belly fat.
  • I feel like I’m drowning in debt.  I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to work it all off.

4. Work in (집어넣다, 끼우다, <샴푸 따위> 두피에 문지르다)

  • I really need to see the doctor. I hope they can find a way to work me in for an appointment tomorrow.
  • Gently work the lotion into your scalp.

5. In the works (진행 중)

  • When are we going to get the raise they promised us?  They keep saying it’s in the works but it never materializes.

6. Work towards (<목표 따위> 지향해서 노력하다)

  • I’m slowly working towards my dream of retiring to a ranch in Montana.

1. A piece of work (괴짜)
He’s a real piece of work!

2. Workaround (예비 수단, 임시변통)
This method isn’t working; we need to find a workaround.

3. Work of art (작품)
This essay is truly a work of art.


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One thought on “‘Work’ 들어가는 동사구 몇 가지

  1. Work in을 붙여서 workin 이렇게도 쓰나요?
    Movein, takein이런것도 본거 같은데 축약형인가요? 무슨의미인지 ^^

    그리고 작품을 Atr work이라고도 많이 쓰는데 잘못된 표현인가요?

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