job

Definitions


[dʒɒb], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a paid position of regular employment
(e.g: the scheme could create 200 jobs)

- a task or piece of work, especially one that is paid
(e.g: she wants to be left alone to get on with the job)

- a thing of a specified kind
(e.g: the oven is one of those fancy-pants jobs with a convection fan)


Phrases:
- a good job
- between jobs
- big jobs
- do the job
- give something up as a bad job
- jobs for the boys
- just the job
- on the job
- out of a job

Origin:
mid 16th century (in job (sense 2 of the noun)): of unknown origin


[dʒɒb], (Verb)

Definitions:
- do casual or occasional work
(e.g: he left school and jobbed around as a car parts salesman, warehouseman, and removal man)

- buy and sell (stocks) as a broker-dealer, especially on a small scale
(e.g: his game plan is to buy in then job the shares on at a profit)

- cheat; betray
(e.g: he was jobbed by the Justice Department)

- turn a public office or a position of trust to private advantage
(e.g: if left unfettered he would job)


Phrases:
- a good job
- between jobs
- big jobs
- do the job
- give something up as a bad job
- jobs for the boys
- just the job
- on the job
- out of a job

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[dʒɒb], (Verb)

Definitions:
- prod or stab
(e.g: he prepared to job the huge brute)


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: apparently symbolic of a brief forceful action (compare with jab)


[dʒɒb], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an act of prodding, thrusting, or wrenching.


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[dʒəʊb], (Noun)

Definitions:
- (in the Bible) a prosperous man whose patience and piety were tried by undeserved misfortunes, and who, in spite of his bitter lamentations, remained confident in the goodness and justice of God.


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