put two and two together

Definition of put two and two together

: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

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

  2. : to move in a specified direction

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

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : 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

two play
  1. : being one more than one in number

  2. : being the second

  1. : two countable individuals not specified

  2. : a small approximate number of indicated things

  1. : a number that is one more than one — see Table of Numbers

  2. : the second in a set or series

  3. : a 2-dollar bill

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

  2. : in a body : as a group

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

  1. : appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced

  2. : composed in mind or manner : self-possessed


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