work out

verb

Definition of work out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to bring about by labor and exertion work out your own salvation — Phil 2:12 (AV)b :  to solve (as a problem) by a process of reasoning or calculationc :  to devise, arrange, or achieve by resolving difficulties after many years of wrangling, worked out a definite agreement — A. A. Butkusd :  develop the final situation is not worked out with psychological profundity — Leslie Rees

  3. 2 :  to discharge (as a debt) by labor

  4. 3 :  to exhaust (as a mine) by working

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1a :  to prove effective, practicable, or suitable how this will actually work out I don't know — Milton Kotlerb :  to amount to a total or calculated figure —used with at or to

  7. 2 :  to engage in a workout works out regularly at the gym

Examples of work out in a sentence

  1. by putting our heads together, we were able to work out the problem

  2. worked out a compromise between the warring factions

1534

First Known Use of work out

1534



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