1Physical action that makes one warm through exertion.‘the final sweaty pull up the eroded rocky path to the summit was warm work’
- ‘For instead of keeping him chilled, Eddie says making ice-cream is actually warm work!’
- ‘Let's just call winter what it is: ash season, it's the time of year when the combination of cold weather and the things we do to feel warm work against us.’
- ‘It can be warm work walking around the weekend market.’
2archaic Dangerous conflict.