suss out


British, informal
: to find or discover (something) by thinking
They had to suss out whether he was telling the truth.
I'm trying to suss him out. What kind of person is he?
I think I've got him sussed out.
: to inspect or investigate (something) in order to gain more knowledge
He carefully sussed out the situation.

Examples of suss out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other spy, identical except in blinding white, peeks out from behind a tree, trying to suss out what his rival is up to. Gyasi Hall, Longreads, 12 Sep. 2023 And while the pairs emotionally duke it out onscreen, fans are eagerly trying to suss out which ones will ultimately stick together. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 23 Aug. 2023 If physicists ever do suss out a TOE, the advances to emerge from it could perhaps profoundly alter the course of human history. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2023 Mike deploys his immense powers of observation to suss out that his buyers are actually cops and runs into a a suite where a law firm is conducting interviews to evade capture. Time, 11 Aug. 2023 To compile our list, Fortune reviewed the biggest PE investments and exits, and canvassed private equity executives to suss out which leaders are on the rise—and may eventually run one of these storied firms. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 31 July 2023 Bridgeton, which runs models to suss out the trades such firms are making, estimates that the average trend follower lost about 6% through June, after having made 27% last year. Bob Henderson, WSJ, 20 July 2023 To suss out what your true non-negotiables are in this situation versus your nice-to-haves, Gordema recommends asking yourself a series of questions: What does your current job represent to you? Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 9 June 2023 Inside, an employee took my glasses and plopped them into a machine to suss out my prescription so someone behind the scenes could add the right lens inserts. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 8 June 2023 See More

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“Suss out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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