Definition of suss out
1 : 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.
2 : to inspect or investigate (something) in order to gain more knowledge He carefully sussed out the situation.
Word by Word Definitions
: figure out
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
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