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figure sth/sb out

phrasal verb with figure uk   /ˈfɪɡ.ər/  us   /-jʊr/ verb
B2 to ​finallyunderstand something or someone, or ​find the ​solution to a ​problem after a lot of ​thought: [+ question word] I can't ​figure out why he did it. I ​find him really ​odd - I can't ​figure him out at all. Can you ​figure out the ​answer to ​question 5?
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in Chinese (Simplified) 弄懂, 弄明白, 想出…
in Turkish halletmek, çözmek, hesaplayarak bulmak…
in Russian понимать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄懂, 弄明白, 想出…
in Polish zrozumieć coś/kogoś…
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