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) to achieve or accomplish by effort
) to solve or find out by reasoning or calculation:
to work out an answer,
to work out a sum
) to devise or formulate:
to work out a plan
) to prove satisfactory or effective:
did your plan work out?
) to happen as specified:
it all worked out well
) to take part in physical exercise, as in training
) to remove all the mineral in (a mine, body of ore, etc) that can be profitably exploited
intransitive; often foll by to or at
) to reach a total:
your bill works out at a pound
) to understand the real nature of:
I shall never work you out
a session of physical exercise, esp for training or practice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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