Definition of Work out

1. Verb. Come up with. "We worked up an ad for our client"

Exact synonyms: Work Up
Related verbs: Elaborate
Generic synonyms: Develop, Make Grow

2. Verb. Happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well. "Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed"
Generic synonyms: Come Out, Turn Out

3. Verb. Work out in detail. "Elaborate a plan"
Exact synonyms: Elaborate
Related verbs: Work Up
Generic synonyms: Develop, Make Grow
Derivative terms: Elaboration

4. Verb. Do physical exercise. "They work out themselves"; "She works out in the gym every day"
Exact synonyms: Exercise
Specialized synonyms: Limber Up, Loosen Up, Warm Up, Train, Tumble, Strengthen, Tone, Tone Up, Press, Weight-lift, Weightlift
Related verbs: Exercise, Work
Entails: Move
Derivative terms: Exercise, Exerciser, Exercising, Workout

5. Verb. Be calculated. "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
Related verbs: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon
Generic synonyms: Add Up, Amount, Come, Number, Total

6. Verb. Make a mathematical calculation or computation.

7. Verb. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of. "He could not work the math problem"
Exact synonyms: Figure Out, Lick, Puzzle Out, Solve, Work
Generic synonyms: Understand
Entails: Reason
Specialized synonyms: Answer, Resolve, Riddle, Strike, Guess, Infer, Answer, Break
Derivative terms: Solution, Solvent, Solver, Solving, Workable

8. Verb. Give a workout to. "They work out the animals"; "This puzzle will exercise your mind"
Exact synonyms: Exercise, Work
Causes: Exercise
Related verbs: Exercise
Specialized synonyms: Warm Up
Generic synonyms: Put To Work, Work
Derivative terms: Exercise, Exerciser, Workout

Definition of Work out

1. Verb. (transitive with object after '''out''') To calculate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make sense of. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To smooth. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To conclude with the correct solution. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To succeed. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive intransitive) (&lit work out) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Work Out

work in progress
work like a charm
work like a horse
work marriage
work of art
work of breathing
work of fiction
work off
work on
work one's fingers to the bone
work one's magic
work one's tail off
work order
work out (current term)
work over
work papers
work party
work permit
work placement
work placements
work release
work schedule tolerance
work shadowing
work shift
work shoe
work simplification
work someone's arse off

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