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English definition of “work out”

work out

verb uk phrasal verb with work   /wɜːk/ us    /wɝːk/

(EXERCISE)

B1 to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body: Huw works out in the gym two or three times a week.Exercising and training

(RESULT)

[L] to be the result of a calculation: These figures work out differently each time I add them. The safe load for a truck of this size works out at nearly 20 tons. In fact the trip worked out cheaper than we'd expected.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division

(DEVELOP)

to happen or develop in a particular way: How is the new monitoring procedure working out? Let's hope this new job works out well for him.Occurring and happening
(Definition of work out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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