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  1. make-work
    IPA[ˈmāk ˌwərk]
  2. adjective

    • 1. denoting an activity that serves mainly to keep someone busy and is of little value in itself:

      a make-work scheme for lawyers

    noun

    • 1. work or activity of little value that serves to keep someone busy:

      leftists are accused of scholarly make-work in studying obscure authors
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: make-work