find out

  1. to gain knowledge of (something); learn: he found out what he wanted

  2. to detect the crime, deception, etc, of (someone)

Words Nearby find out

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How to use find out in a sentence

  • As soon as ever this squalling stops I'll find out; I can't go on like this!

  • Suppose you wish to find out what words will translate the date of the settlement of Jamestown, Va., 1607.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • One of us better head in for the Crossin' an' find out for sure if any uh them fellers come t' the camp, an' what he wanted there.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • We shall have to pretend to do some gun practice, and drop a shell on to its surface to find out.

  • He halted to investigate and find out what was wrong, and at that moment a startled cry came from Clip.

    Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews

Other Idioms and Phrases with find out

find out

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

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