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work sth out

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/ us   /wɝːk/ verb
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C2 US usually figure sth out to understand something or to find the answer to something by thinking about it: [+ question word] There will be a full investigation to work out what caused the accident. [+ that] Investigators needed several months to work out that a fraud had been committed.

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work (sth) out

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

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/ us   verb
to calculate the cost, price, or amount of something: Work out how many people we need to finish the project on time. We worked out the cost of hiring two more developers.
to find a solution to a problem or situation: We need to work out a way of improving our overseas sales. The details of the deal are still being worked out.
(Definition of work sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“work sth out” in British English

    “work sth out” in Business English

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