(third-person singular simple present works out, present participle working out, simple past and past participle worked out)
- (with object after out) To calculate.
- Can you work out 250 Ã— 12 in your head for me?
- Can you work out how to get to the university by car?
- To make sense of.
- I can't work these instructions out.
- To smooth.
- This is a beta version; we're still working out the kinks.
- (intransitive) To conclude with the correct solution.
- These figures just don't work out.
- (intransitive) To succeed.
- Are you still seeing John? - No, it didn't work out.
- (intransitive) To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
- Wow, you're looking good! Do you work out?
- (intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
- Using some tweezers, he worked the bee sting out of his hand.
- He works out of a small office shared with with three others.