Figure out - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɪɡjər ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |ˈfɪɡə ˈaʊt|  British pronunciation of the word figure out

verb

- find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of (syn: lick, solve, work)

Examples

Father is trying to figure out his tax.

...a book of brainteasers that even a really clever person won't have an easy time figuring out...

Can you figure out this word?

...cannon operators often had to use several shots to figure out the range of their targets...

Some cats are clever enough to figure out how to operate doorknobs.

The program helps people recently released from prison figure out how they can play a constructive role in society.

...you'll need the patience of a saint and the cerebrum of a rocket scientist to figure out the solution to this brainteaser...

...we can't figure out why our very happy and optimistic friend is dating that chronic growler...

...tried to figure out how the illusionist made his assistant disappear from the stage...

...found out halfway through the project that I was reduplicating another team member's efforts, so we had to figure out who was going to do what...

Can you figure out how to do it?

It took me the longest time to figure out how to open the windows.

Looking back on it, I still can't figure out what went wrong.

If you could ever figure out how to market this you'd make a fortune.

I'm plucking a figure out of the air here, but let's say it'll cost about $15,000.

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