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work out

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to solve (a problem) by making special efforts.
The two sides eventually worked out their problems together.Their marriage was suffering, but they still believed they could work it out.
definition 2: to find the answer to (a question or mystery) by thinking; figure out.
That's brilliant! How did you work that out?I finally worked out that math problem.
definition 3: to come to a successful resolution; become solved.
It was a difficult situation, but everything worked out in the end.
definition 4: to succeed as hoped or expected.
Did your plans work out?If this project doesn't work out, we'll lose a lot of money.
definition 5: to do physical exercise, esp. using machines or weights.
I work out at the gym after work and on Saturdays.