blueman1 work out

The phrasal verb work out is one of those tricky ones that has several meanings:

Transitive (figure out)

Intransitive

1. to calculate 

2. to resolve

3. to devise

4. manage to understand

5. end well /succeed

6. amount to

7. do exercise

 

E.g.

1) I worked out what I owe you — Calculé lo que te debo

2) I worked out the solution to this puzzle — Resolví el puzle

3) We worked out a plan to see the glaciers — Ideamos un plan para ver los glaciares

4) I worked out how to turn this off — He averiguado cómo apagar esto

5) The relationship didn't work out (well) — La relación no salió bien

6) The cost of the refurbishment worked out at around 500 pounds — El coste de la reforma salió por unas 500 libras

7) I should work out more — Debería hacer más ejercicio 

 

In The Press

Scientists have finally worked out how to get the last drop of ketchup out of the bottle Mirror.co.uk-Feb 21, 2017

It's not quite worked out the way we expected and we've had a slight change of strategy to have someone look after the catering completely Press and Journal-9 hours ago

TripAdvisor have looked at the most popular travel destinations on their site and worked out the average cost per hotel room and average The Sun-Mar 1, 2017

 

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