English verb: puzzle out
|1.||puzzle out (cognition) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of|
|Samples||Did 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.
|Synonyms||figure out, lick, solve, work, work out|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||answer, answer, break, guess, infer, resolve, riddle, strike|