/dʒɒb / (say job)

1. a piece of work; an individual piece of work done in the routine of one's occupation or trade.
2. a piece of work of defined character undertaken for a fixed price.
3. the unit or material being worked upon.
4. the product or result.
5. anything one has to do.
6. a post of employment.
7. enterprise; occupation; industry: the cattle job.
8. an affair, matter, occurrence, or state of affairs: to make the best of a bad job.
9. Colloquial a difficult task.
10. Colloquial a theft or robbery, or any criminal deed.
11. a piece of public or official business carried through with a view to improper private gain; an instance of jobbery.
verb (jobbed, jobbing)
verb (i)
12. to work at jobs, or odd pieces of work; do piecework.
13. to do business as a jobber (def. 2).
14. to turn public business, etc., improperly to private gain.
verb (t)
15. to buy in large quantities and sell to dealers in small lots.
16. Also, job out. to let out (work) in separate portions, as among different contractors or labourers.
17. of or for a particular job or transaction.
18. a good job, Colloquial a lucky state of affairs.
19. a job lot, a group of miscellaneous items lumped together.
20. a job of work, a task involving hard work, especially of a physical nature.
21. a regular job, a nine-to-five job that is not exciting but brings in a regular income.
22. a soft job, Colloquial a job requiring little effort.
23. do a job, Colloquial to defecate.
24. get on with the job, to pursue a specific task with vigour and determination.
25. give up as a bad job, to abandon as unprofitable (an undertaking already begun).
26. in the job, Colloquial working as a police officer.
27. jobs for the boys, Colloquial appointments of friends or supporters to office made by those in power.
28. just the job, Colloquial exactly what is required.
29. make a good job of, to complete satisfactorily.
30. on the job, Colloquial
a. busy; hard at work.
b. engaged in sexual intercourse.
31. the devil's own job, an extremely difficult or frustrating experience.
{origin uncertain}
/dʒɒb / (say job)

verb (t) (jobbed, jobbing)
to jab; hit; punch: shut up or I'll job you.
{Middle English jobbe(n); ? imitative. Compare jab}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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