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figure out

verb

Definition of figure out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  discover, determine <try to figure out a way to do it>

  3. 2 :  solve, fathom <figure out a problem>



Examples of figure out in a sentence

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



1600

First Known Use of figure out

1600



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