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Phrasal Verbs

figure out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb figure out (2)

Meaning

If you figure somebody out, you know what they're like and how they're likely to act.

Synonym

work out, understand

For example

  • figure sb out I've known Tatiana for a couple of years, but I still haven't figured her out. I never know what she's going to say or do.

  • figure sb out A good personnel manager can figure people out quickly.

Quick Quiz

If you've figured somebody out, you have a good idea of

a. how much money they've got

b. how much they weigh

c. how they'll act

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