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Noun: workout  'wurk,awt
  1. The activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    "the doctor recommended regular workout";
    - exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion
Verb: work out  wurk awt
  1. Come up with
    "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea";
    - work up
  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
    "work out a plan";
    - elaborate
  4. Do physical exercise
    "She works out in the gym every day";
    - exercise
  5. Be calculated
    "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
  6. (mathematics) make a mathematical calculation or computation
    "you can work out the area of a square if you know the length of its sides";
    - calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, reckon, figure [N. Amer]
  7. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    "Work out your problems with the boss";
    - solve, figure out, puzzle out, lick [N. Amer, informal], work, suss [Brit, informal], suss out [Brit, informal], unriddle
  8. Give a workout to
    "Some parents work out their infants";
    - exercise, work

Derived forms: workouts, works out, working out, worked out

See also: calculate

Type of: add up, amount, come, come out, develop, effort, elbow grease, exertion, make grow, number, put to work, reason, sweat [informal], total, travail [literary], turn out, understand, work

Encyclopedia: Workout

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