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English definition of “work sth out”

work sth out

(UNDERSTAND) mainly UK phrasal verb with work     /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/ verb
C2 to understand something or to find the answer to something by thinking about it: [+ question word] There will be a full investigation to work out what caused the accident. [+ that] Investigators needed several months to work out that a fraud had been committed.Solving and solutions
(Definition of work sth out (UNDERSTAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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