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FIGURE OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does figure out mean? 

FIGURE OUT (verb)
  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 


FIGURE OUT (verb)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

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


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