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English definition of “puzzle sth out”

puzzle sth out

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk phrasal verb with puzzle   /ˈpʌz.l̩/ us  
to discover or understand something by thinking hard about it: [+ question word] I still can't puzzle out how I managed to spend so much money last month.Thinking and contemplating
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