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workhouse

  
  ( workhouses    plural  ) In Britain, in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, a workhouse was a place where very poor people could live and do unpleasant jobs in return for food. People use the workhouse to refer to these places in general.      n-count   (=poorhouse)  
...a struggling Shropshire family which lived in fear of the workhouse.     
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Consulte también:

workhorse, workout, workshop, work

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