a trial or practice session in athletics, as in running, boxing, or football.
a structured regime of physical exercise: She goes to the gym for a workout twice a week.
any trial or practice session.
an act or instance of working something out.
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How to use workout in a sentence
Schedules work out and we just have them come out to Portland.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He leased them so that if things didn't work out in Los Angeles, he and his family could always “come home,” as he put it.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"I didn't work out whether it was a boy or a girl," the Duke told the President.
Ordinarily, candidates have years to work out their global agendas in relative obscurity.
Well, he could always ask Prince Andrew how things work out for the spare heir who loses his way.
I owe you a large debt of gratitude, which I want to work out—so do not talk of sending me away.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Only I happened to have the radio set, and—and everything is rigged right for my idea to work out.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
John he can get more work out of a hired man 'an anybody else I ever saw, an' he does it by feedin' 'em.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Probably she had never heard of the grindstone, or the sheep, and could not work out the problems if she had.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
A something that is always waking up, and urging me to work out my own living, instead of depending on the charity of others.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for work out
(tr) to achieve or accomplish by effort
(tr) to solve or find out by reasoning or calculation: to work out an answer; to work out a sum
(tr) to devise or formulate: to work out a plan
(intr) to prove satisfactory or effective: did your plan work out?
(intr) to happen as specified: it all worked out well
(intr) to take part in physical exercise, as in training
(tr) to remove all the mineral in (a mine, body of ore, etc) that can be profitably exploited
(intr; often foll by to or at) to reach a total: your bill works out at a pound
(tr) informal to understand the real nature of: I shall never work you out
a session of physical exercise, esp for training or practice
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Other Idioms and Phrases with workout
Accomplish by work or effort, as in I think we can work out a solution to this problem. [1500s] For work out all right, see turn out all right.
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