Phrasal verb: Work Out

Like many others, phrasal verb ‘work out’ has more than one meaning. Let’s look at a few of them:

Work out 1

Meaning: to think of a solution for dealing with a problem.

Ex: We have to work out a way to fit this shelf here.

Environmentalists are trying to work out a solution for global warming.

Work out 2

Meaning: exercise.

Ex: Ivan has been working out at the gym all morning.

People need to work out for better health.

Work out 3

Meaning: finish something adequately.

Ex: We managed to fix the car so everything worked out well.

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