work out

work out ( out)

     v 1: come up with; "We evolved an interesting idea"; "We worked
          up an ad for our client" [syn: evolve, work up]
     2: turn out well; "Everything worked out in the end"
     3: work out in detail; "elaborate a plan" [syn: elaborate]
     4: do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
        [syn: exercise]
     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):"did you solve
        the problem?"; understand the meaning of; "did you get
        it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the
        math problem" [syn: solve, figure out, puzzle out, lick,
     8: give a work-out to: "Some parents exercise their infants";
        "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
        [syn: exercise, work]