ˌwork sth ˈout

ˌwork sth ˈout
phrasal verb
1) to find an answer to something by calculating it
Use the chart to work out how much tax you have to pay.[/ex]
2) to find a way of dealing with a problem
We can't work out how to get the Internet connection going.[/ex]

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