Definition of work to in English:

work to

phrasal verb

  • Follow or operate within the constraints of (a schedule or system)

    ‘working to tight deadlines’
    • ‘Not that he's looking for excuses, just proof that his specialism works to very fine margins.’
    • ‘She went back to the art a few years ago, however, and now works to commission.’
    • ‘It works to the highest musical standards and has won acclaim for its performances across a whole range of venues.’