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English definition of “solve”

solve

verb [T]     /sɒlv/ US  /sɑːlv/
B1 to find an answer to a problem: to solve a problem to solve a mystery/puzzle Just calm down - shouting won't solve anything! This strategy could cause more problems than it solves. Police are still no nearer to solving the crime.Solving and solutions
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