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work out (1)

Meaning: to think about a problem or a task and find a solution or a strategy for dealing with it

Synonym: figure out, nut out (Australian, informal)

For example:

  • work out sth We have to work out a way of promoting our products without spending too much money.

  • work sth out Our job is to find the solution to the problem, and I'm sure we can work it out somehow.

Nouns often used as objects with
work out (1): solution, plan, strategy, way (to do sth)

Quick Quiz:

Paul has worked out a way to
  1. solve the problem
  2. create the problem
  3. increase the problem

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