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temp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations
temptemp1 /temp/ noun [countable]  BOWORKERan office worker who is only employed temporarily
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tempI am currently working as a temp, so any contributions to the fund will be minimal until I find full-time employment.But the part-time employee whom Kelly sent was not your average temp.Some were lost by hapless temps.The topper is, they hired temps to do my day job.As teams of temps struggled to cope with the mounting chaos, Jackson tried to keep the Equal Opportunities flame burning.
Related topics: Occupations
temptemp2 verb [intransitive]  BOWORK/DO WORKto work as a temp Carol’s temping until she can find another job.
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Examples from the Corpus
tempTricia decided to temp when her youngest child started nursery full time.
From Longman Business Dictionarytemptemp1 /temp/ noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCESJOB a person, especially a secretary, who is employed to work in an office for only a short or limited period of time while someone is absent or while there is a lot of work to doThere is a shortage of good temps in London.We’ve got a temp in this week.a temp agency (=a business that supplies temps, especially secretaries)temptemp2 verb [intransitive]HUMAN RESOURCES especially British English to work as a tempHe has been temping for an accountancy firm.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
temp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytemp
he, she, ittemps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytemped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave temped
he, she, ithas temped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad temped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill temp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have temped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam temping
he, she, itis temping
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you, we, theyare temping
Past
I, he, she, itwas temping
you, we, theywere temping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been temping
he, she, ithas been temping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been temping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be temping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been temping
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