work one's passage

Ⅰ.
work one's passage pay for one's journey on a ship with work instead of money.
Main Entry: work
Ⅱ.
work one's passage work in return for a free place on a voyage.
Main Entry: passage

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  • work one's passage — see passage. → work work one s passage work in return for a free place on a voyage. → passage …   English new terms dictionary

  • work one's passage — To earn one s passage at sea by unpaid labour on board (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑passage * * * I work in return for a free place on a voyage he worked his passage home as a steward II pay for one s journey on a ship with work instead… …   Useful english dictionary

  • work — ► NOUN 1) activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result. 2) such activity as a means of earning income. 3) a task or tasks to be undertaken. 4) a thing or things done or made; the result of an action. 5) (works)… …   English terms dictionary

  • passage — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of passing. 2) a way through something; a passageway. 3) a journey by sea or air. 4) the right to pass through somewhere: a permit for safe passage. 5) a short section from a text, musical composition, etc. ● work… …   English terms dictionary

  • work — /wɜk / (say werk) noun 1. exertion directed to produce or accomplish something; labour; toil. 2. that on which exertion or labour is expended; something to be made or done; a task or undertaking. 3. productive or operative activity. 4. manner or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • work — /werrk/, n., adj., v., worked or (Archaic except for 35, 37, 40) wrought; working. n. 1. exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil. 2. something on which exertion or labor is expended; a task or undertaking: The… …   Universalium

  • work — noun 1》 activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result. 2》 such activity as a means of earning income.     ↘W. Indian a job. 3》 a task or tasks to be undertaken.     ↘the materials for this.     ↘(works) chiefly… …   English new terms dictionary

  • work — n. & v. n. 1 the application of mental or physical effort to a purpose; the use of energy. 2 a a task to be undertaken. b the materials for this. c (prec. by the; foll. by of) a task occupying (no more than) a specified time (the work of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • passage — passage1 [ pasɪdʒ] noun 1》 the action or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another.     ↘the action or process of moving forward.     ↘the right to pass through somewhere.     ↘a journey by sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • passage — 1. n. 1 the process or means of passing; transit. 2 = PASSAGEWAY. 3 the liberty or right to pass through. 4 a the right of conveyance as a passenger by sea or air. b a journey by sea or air. 5 a transition from one state to another. 6 a a short… …   Useful english dictionary

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