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Definition of 'work out'

Verb

  1. come up with; "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea"; "We worked up an ad for our client"
       Synonyms: work up
  2. happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well; "Things worked out in an interesting way"; "Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed"
  3. work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
       Synonyms: elaborate
  4. do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
       Synonyms: exercise
  5. be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
  6. make a mathematical calculation or computation
       Synonyms: calculate cipher cypher compute reckon figure
  7. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
       Synonyms: solve figure out puzzle out lick work
  8. give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
       Synonyms: exercise work


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