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English definition of “work out”

work out

[L] (RESULT) phrasal verb with work     /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/ verb
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.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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