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work out

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

(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.
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(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.

(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.
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