make ... work

to put and keep smth in satisfactory working order or condition, to make smth operative

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  • make-work — n. Active work of litle value, such as assignments given by teachers to students to keep them busy while the teacher performs other tasks, or chores performed to while away time; also called {busywork}. Syn: busywork. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make-work — noun Date: 1923 work assigned or done chiefly to keep one busy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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