v 1: come up with; "His colleagues worked out his interesting
idea"; "We worked up an ad for our client" [syn: work
2: happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting
in a certain outcome, often well; "Things worked out in an
interesting way"; "Not everything worked out in the end
and we were disappointed"
3: work out in detail; "elaborate a plan" [syn: elaborate]
4: do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
5: be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
6: make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn: calculate,
cipher, cypher, compute, reckon, figure]
7: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand
the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out
your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation
isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did
you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
[syn: solve, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work]
8: give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants";
"My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
[syn: exercise, work]