Work-out meaning

To make sense of.

I can't work these instructions out.

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(with object after out) To calculate.

Can you work out 250 × 12 in your head for me?

Can you work out how to get to the university by car?

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(intransitive) To conclude with the correct solution.

These figures just don't work out.

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(intransitive) To succeed.

Are you still seeing John? - No, it didn't work out.

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To smooth.

This is a beta version; we're still working out the kinks.

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(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?

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(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.

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