figure sth/sb outinformal
— phrasal verb with figure uk /ˈfɪɡ.ər/ us /ˈfɪɡ.jɚ/ verb
- We need to figure out what went wrong.
- It took them ages to figure out how to assemble the chest of drawers.
- As soon as she figures out what happened, you're in trouble.
- When you've figured the answer out, put your hand up.
- They spent 20 minutes figuring out how to open the box.
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