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verb (tr, adverb; may take a clause as object) informal
to calculate or reckon
to understand
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Other Idioms and Phrases with figure out

figure out

1

Discover or determine, as in Let's figure out a way to help. [Early 1900s]

2

Solve or decipher, as in Can you figure out this puzzle? [Early 1800s]

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