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1The activity of keeping records of accounts:‘the bookwork has a tendency to pile up if I don't keep on top of it’
- ‘There were so many problems on top of brewing, selling and bookwork.’
- ‘I was doing bookwork on the computer when a car pulled up outside.’
- ‘Sherry does the bookwork and shopping while Jerry manages the room.’
- ‘Get onto the numbers and the procedures, the checks, all the bookwork.’
- ‘She is company secretary of the development trust and that means a great deal of bookwork - some of it mind-bendingly complex.’
- ‘Mr. Reidy said: ‘The Honorary Secretary has to do the normal bookwork with any small business.’’
- ‘Ben went on around the corner, having left his bookwork chores to call his sons to lunch.’
- ‘The new chairman proved during the next few weeks to be competent, but relied heavily on Andrew's procedural and bookwork knowledge.’
- ‘That will have to change if he is to return, and it will entail some creative bookwork.’
2The studying of textbooks, as opposed to practical work:‘he concentrates mainly on the flying, but the heavy bookwork is in there too’
learning, education, schooling, work, academic work, book work, scholarship, tuition, researchView synonyms
- ‘Once done with my science worksheet and Advanced Algebra bookwork, I glanced at my clock and realized that it was only 8: 30.’
- ‘Last year I heard that you didn't get that much time to actually act, this year this class is all acting, no bookwork or anything of that sort.’
- ‘He had already told them the day before that it was simply bookwork today.’
- ‘He decided to implement a new approach to Maori education by drawing energy into farming as well as bookwork.’
- ‘Mr. Sheridan left instructions for me to assign you bookwork.’
- ‘The single-sheet lecture notes took care of a bookwork question (three definitions), followed by a question about privileged mode, which I didn't fancy at all.’
- ‘Question 3 was a bit gentler: 16 whole marks for bookwork (definitions and the augmenting path-search algorithm) and just 4 marks for an unseen question.’
- ‘The course also involved extensive bookwork, including a range of subjects such as navigation, communication, knowledge of aerodromes, vectoring and air law.’
- ‘She did three hours of bookwork in the study everyday, then moved onto her next lessons for an hour.’
- ‘Dellbec and I had to do reviews in science, so we basically did bookwork the entire time.’
- ‘You will all be assigned bookwork almost daily.’
- ‘Curiosity about blackbirds led them to do a little bookwork.’
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