Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » F » Fig-shaped ... Filet Mignon


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does figure out mean? 

  The verb FIGURE OUT has 1 sense:

1. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

  Familiarity information: FIGURE OUT used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1figure out [BACK TO TOP]


Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


figure out; puzzle out; solve; lick; work out; work

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "figure out" is one way to...):

understand (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of)

"Figure out" entails doing...:

reason (think logically)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "figure out"):

answer; resolve (understand the meaning of)

riddle (explain a riddle)

strike (arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing)

guess; infer (guess correctly; solve by guessing)

answer (give the correct answer or solution to)

break (find the solution or key to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Close but no cigar." (English proverb)

"Once you are tired, you still can go far" (Breton proverb)

"The tail of the dog never straightens up even if you hang to it a brick." (Arabic proverb)

"If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is." (Egyptian proverb)

 FIGURE OUT: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.074 seconds