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English verb: work out

1. work out (change) come up with


SamplesHis colleagues worked out his interesting idea.
We worked up an ad for our client.


Synonymswork up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow


Verb groupelaborate, work out

2. work out (stative) happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well


SamplesThings worked out in an interesting way.
Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come out, turn out

3. work out (change) work out in detail


SamplesElaborate a plan.


Synonymselaborate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow


Verb groupwork out, work up

4. work out (body) do physical exercise


SamplesShe works out in the gym every day.


Synonymsexercise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)limber up, loosen up, press, strengthen, tone, tone up, train, tumble, warm up, weight-lift, weightlift


Entailmove


Verb groupexercise, work, work out

5. work out (cognition) be calculated


SamplesThe fees work out to less than $1,000.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)add up, amount, come, number, total


Verb groupcalculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

6. work out (cognition) make a mathematical calculation or computation


Synonymscalculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)reason


Narrower (hyponym)add, add together, approximate, average, average out, budget, capitalise, capitalize, deduct, differentiate, divide, estimate, extract, extrapolate, factor, factor in, factor out, fraction, gauge, guess, integrate, interpolate, judge, miscalculate, misestimate, multiply, process, prorate, quantise, quantize, recalculate, resolve, solve, subtract, survey, take off


Verb groupwork out


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

7. work out (cognition) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of


SamplesDid you solve the problem?.
Work out your problems with the boss.
This unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out.
Did you get it?.
Did you get my meaning?.
He could not work the math problem.


Synonymsfigure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)understand


Narrower (hyponym)answer, answer, break, guess, infer, resolve, riddle, strike


Entailreason

8. work out (body) give a workout to


SamplesSome parents exercise their infants.
My personal trainer works me hard.
Work one's muscles.
This puzzle will exercise your mind.


Synonymsexercise, work


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)put to work, work


Narrower (hyponym)warm up


Causeexercise, work out


Verb groupexercise, work out









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