ˌfigure sth ˈout

ˌfigure sth ˈout
phrasal verb
to be able to understand something, or to solve a problem

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  • figure somebody out — ˌfigure sb/sthˈout derived 1. to think about sb/sth until you understand them/it Syn: ↑work out • We couldn t figure her out. • figure somebody out how, what, etc… I can t figure out how to do this …   Useful english dictionary

  • figure something out — (informal) he tried to figure out how to switch on the lamp: WORK OUT, fathom, puzzle out, decipher, ascertain, make sense of, think through, get to the bottom of; understand, c …   Useful english dictionary

  • figure — 1 noun (C) 1 NUMBER a) a number representing an amount, especially an officially published number: keeping unemployment figures down b) a number from 0 to 10, written as a sign rather than a word : a four/five/six figure number (=a number in the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • figure*/*/*/ — [ˈfɪgə] noun [C] I 1) a number that has been counted or calculated This year s sales figures were excellent.[/ex] 2) a price, cost, or other amount of money It s difficult to put an exact figure on the rebuilding work.[/ex] 3) a person A small… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • figure — fig|ure1 W1S1 [ˈfıgə US ˈfıgjər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(number)¦ 2¦(amount of money)¦ 3¦(person)¦ 4¦(woman s body)¦ 5 father/mother/authority figure 6 figures 7¦(mathematical shape)¦ 8¦(painting/model)¦ 9¦(drawing)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • figure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 amount/price ADJECTIVE ▪ high ▪ low ▪ double ▪ Four players reached double figures in the scoring column. ▪ accurate …   Collocations dictionary

  • reason something out — WORK OUT, think through, make sense of, get to the bottom of, puzzle out; informal figure out. → reason * * * ˌreason sth ˈout derived to try and find the answer to a problem by using your power to think in a logical way Syn: figure out …   Useful english dictionary

  • pluck something out of the air — pluck something out of/from/the air phrase to say the first number, date, fact etc that you think of without knowing whether it is correct ‘75% of people agree with me,’ I said, plucking a figure out of the air. Thesaurus: to guesssynonym Main en …   Useful english dictionary

  • To stand out — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • round — 1 /raUnd/ adjective 1 shaped like a circle: a round table | Jamie s eyes grew round with delight. 2 shaped like a ball: a plant with small round berries 3 fat and curved: Charlie had a chubby face and round cheeks. 4 a round number is a whole… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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