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solve a problem

This page is about the collocation solve a problem

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to find the solution to a problem

For example

  • Have the problems at the factory been solved yet?

  • Since becoming a manager, I've spent most of my time solving other people's problems.

Note:
Related collocations include "address a problem", "tackle a problem" and "fix a problem"

Quick Quiz

The problem was solved by

a. totally ignoring it

b. taking the right action

c. not being careful enough

Contributor: Matt Errey