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work out

phrasal verb with work
 
 
/wɜːk/ 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.
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