Chiefly British Slang. to investigate or figure out (usually followed by out).
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How to use suss in a sentence
“It has so much to do with Amy and her reaction to Ben,” he says, attempting to suss out the surprising turn of events.
If you want to suss out the cleanliness and hygiene level of any hotel, take a quick look behind furniture and drapes.
British Dictionary definitions for suss
(often foll by out) to attempt to work out (a situation, person's character, etc), esp using one's intuition
Also: sus to become aware of; suspect (esp in the phrase suss it)
sharpness of mind; social astuteness
- See also sus laws
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