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work out

phrasal verb with work
 
 
/wɜːk/ verb
PROBLEM B2 If a problem or difficult situation works out, it gradually becomes better: Don't worry - everything will work out in the end.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancingMaking things betterBecoming better
EXERCISE B1 to do exercises to make your body stronger Exercising and training
work out badly/well, etc to happen or develop in a particular way: Changing schools worked out really well for me.Occurring and happening
work out at sth to be the result when you calculate something: If we share the costs, it works out at $10 per person.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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