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work out

phrasal verb with work us   /wɜrk/ verb
  • (HAPPEN)

(of a situation) to happen or develop in a particular, esp. a satisfactory, way, or (of a person) to be suitable for a particular situation: Nothing was working out right. Is your new assistant working out OK?

work out

phrasal verb with work us   /wɜrk/ verb
  • (EXERCISE)

to exercise in order to improve health, strength, or physical appearance, or to improve your skill in a sport: I work out on my stationary bike.
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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.
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"work out" in Business English

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work out

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/ us   verb
to be successful or develop in a particular way: I hope your new job works out.
to have a particular result or type of result: These figures work out different every time I do them. It works out cheaper to have the books printed in India.work out at sth The unit cost works out at €11.25.
(Definition of work out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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