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work out

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to achieve or accomplish by effort
2.
(transitive) to solve or find out by reasoning or calculation: to work out an answer, to work out a sum
3.
(transitive) to devise or formulate: to work out a plan
4.
(intransitive) to prove satisfactory or effective: did your plan work out?
5.
(intransitive) to happen as specified: it all worked out well
6.
(intransitive) to take part in physical exercise, as in training
7.
(transitive) to remove all the mineral in (a mine, body of ore, etc) that can be profitably exploited
8.
(intransitive; often foll by to or at) to reach a total: your bill works out at a pound
9.
(transitive) (informal) to understand the real nature of: I shall never work you out
noun
10.
a session of physical exercise, esp for training or practice
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