What is the meaning of work out?


  • Come up with.
    • usage: "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea"; "We worked up an ad for our client"
  • Happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well.
    • usage: "Things worked out in an interesting way"; "Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed"
  • Work out in detail.
    • usage: "elaborate a plan"
  • Do physical exercise.
    • usage: "She works out in the gym every day"
  • Be calculated.
    • usage: "The fees work out to less than $1, 000"
  • Make a mathematical calculation or computation.
  • Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of.
    • usage: "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"
  • Give a workout to.
    • usage: "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
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