work at yourself


work at yourself
   to masturbate
   As different from working on yourself, a process of self-improvement:
    To obliterate these thoughts, she slid her hand between her legs and felt herself, worked on herself... until at last her loins twisted and she was lost. (N. Evans, 1995)
    Remember also Shakespeare's 'You rise to play, and go to bed to work' (Othello).

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • work yourself up (into something) — ˌwork sb/yourself ˈup (into sth) derived to make sb/yourself reach a state of great excitement, anger, etc • Don t work yourself up into a state about it. It isn t worth it. • What are you so worked up about? Main entry: ↑workderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • work somebody up (into something) — ˌwork sb/yourself ˈup (into sth) derived to make sb/yourself reach a state of great excitement, anger, etc • Don t work yourself up into a state about it. It isn t worth it. • What are you so worked up about? Main entry: ↑workderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • work yourself up — work (yourself) up to make yourself excited or upset. You ve worked yourself up over just meeting a girl for a drink? I can t work up any enthusiasm for this plan …   New idioms dictionary

  • work up — work (yourself) up to make yourself excited or upset. You ve worked yourself up over just meeting a girl for a drink? I can t work up any enthusiasm for this plan …   New idioms dictionary

  • work your way — phrase if you work your way somewhere, you travel there slowly and with difficulty Mitch was working his way up the hill with a heavy pack on his back. Thesaurus: to move, or to move something towards a placesynonym to move, or to move something …   Useful english dictionary

  • work as a team — ► to work together in order to achieve a shared aim, rather than trying to achieve things just for yourself or working against others: »Working as a team will enable us to achieve things we never could alone. Main Entry: ↑team …   Financial and business terms

  • work — work1 W1S1 [wə:k US wə:rk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do a job for money)¦ 2¦(do your job)¦ 3¦(help)¦ 4¦(do an activity)¦ 5¦(try to achieve something)¦ 6¦(machine/equipment)¦ 7¦(be effective/successful)¦ 8¦(have an effect)¦ 9¦(art/style/literature)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — 1 verb DO A JOB 1 (I) to do a job that you are paid for: Harry is 78, and still working. (+ for): David works for the BBC. | work as a secretary/builder etc: She works as a management consultant for a design company. | work long hours/nights etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — work1 [ wɜrk ] verb *** ▸ 1 have job ▸ 2 spend time doing something ▸ 3 operate well ▸ 4 have effect ▸ 5 move gradually ▸ 6 shape a substance ▸ 7 do calculation ▸ 8 grow crops on land ▸ 9 dig substances out ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to have a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • work up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you work yourself up, you make yourself feel very upset or angry about something. → See also worked up [V pron refl P into/to n] She worked herself up into a bit of a state... [V pron refl P] Don t just lie there working… …   English dictionary


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