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English definition of “find (sth) out”

find (sth) out

verb uk phrasal verb with find   /faɪnd/ (found, found) us  
A2 to get information about something because you want to know more about it, or to learn a fact or piece of information for the first time: How did you find out about the party? The holiday was a complete surprise - I only found out about it the day before we left. [+ question word] I'll just go and find out what's going on outside. [+ that] Too late, she found out that the train had been cancelled.Finding and discovering
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