Definition of work on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


work on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Language skills
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Phrasal Verbs
to try to persuade somebody to agree to something or to do something He hasn't said he'll do it yet, but I'm working on him.
to try hard to improve or achieve something You need to work on your pronunciation a bit more. ‘Have you sorted out a babysitter yet?’ ‘No, but I'm working on it.’ See related entries: Language skills
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: work on