figure out

figured out; figuring out; figures out

Definition of figure out

transitive verb

1 : discover, determine try to figure out a way to do it
2 : solve, fathom figure out a problem

Examples of figure out in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of figure out

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of figure out was in 1600

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“Figure out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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