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“work out” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “work out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“work out” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “work out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“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)