to calculate or reckon
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How to use figure out in a sentence
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
Meanwhile, politicos were already trying to figure out their next play.
A very high Roake declares: “Yes, no, it totally could be like wine,” adding that she would need to figure out “the dosages.”
She views music and pop culture as a resource for people to figure out where we are as a society.
That makes devices more readily available to those who want to figure out vulnerabilities to exploit.
I couldn't figure out what he was trying to do, at first, or I'd have rushed out and tried to stop him.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
Textures and surface qualities, local or personal colors, lose their significance to the figure out-of-doors.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
But I know that is all wrong, and I have set to work to figure out just how to be thankful like other people.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
But we could not figure out how to capture them without alarming the city.The Fire People | Ray Cummings
We hope, someday, to figure out a method of restoring their sanity.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Other Idioms and Phrases with figure out
Discover or determine, as in Let's figure out a way to help. [Early 1900s]
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