find out


verb (adverb)

to gain knowledge of (something); learnhe found out what he wanted
to detect the crime, deception, etc, of (someone)

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Idioms and Phrases with find out

find out

1

Discover through examination or inquiry, as in You can find out his phone number by looking in the book. [Mid-1500]

2

Expose, detect the true nature or character of, especially in an offense. For example, Cheaters risk being found out. [c. 1700]

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