blueman1 work out

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

Transitive (figure out)


1. to calculate 

2. to resolve

3. to devise

4. manage to understand

5. end well /succeed

6. amount to

7. do exercise



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 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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