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figure out (1)

Meaning: If you figure something out, you find the solution to a problem or the answer to a question.

Synonym: work out

For example:

  • figure out To complete the puzzle, study the clues and try to figure out the solution.

  • figure out He soon figured out what the problem with his computer was.

Quick Quiz:

Harry had to figure out the solution to a difficult mathematical problem, so he was looking in his drawer for
  1. a mathematician
  2. a degree in mathematics
  3. a calculator

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