put two and two together

Definition of put two and two together

  1. :  to make a correct guess based on what one has seen or heard :  to figure something out You weren't home so I put two and two together and went back to your office to find you.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  being one more than one in number

  1. :  two countable individuals not specified

    :  a small approximate number of indicated things

  1. :  the second in a set or series

    :  a 2-dollar bill

    :  something having two units or members

togetherplay
  1. :  in or into one place, mass, collection, or group

    :  in a body :  as a group

    :  in or into contact, connection, collision, or union

  1. :  appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced

    :  composed in mind or manner :  self-possessed


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