Meaning of “find (sth) out” in the English Dictionary

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"find (sth) out" in British English

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find (sth) out

phrasal verb with find uk /faɪnd/ us /faɪnd/ verb found, found

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 flight had been cancelled.

More examples

  • She found out that he'd been cheating on her.
  • It was when we started living together that we found we just weren't compatible.
  • I must find out the train times.
  • I must find out how much it will cost.
  • When he found out what we'd done he was so shocked.

(Definition of “find (sth) out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)