suss out

idiom

Definition of suss out

British, informal
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.

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“Suss out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suss%20out. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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