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Work Out

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb work out:

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Definition of the verb work out

What does work out mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. come up with
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of work out: work up
    • more generic terms: develop / make grow = cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  2. happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic terms: come out / turn out = result or end
  3. work out in detail
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of work out: elaborate
    • more generic terms: develop / make grow = cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  4. do physical exercise
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of work out: exercise
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  5. be calculated
    • example: The fees work out to less than $1,000
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: add up / amount / come / number / total = add up in number or quantity
  6. make a mathematical calculation or computation
  7. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    • example: Work out your problems with the boss
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of work out: figure out / lick / puzzle out / solve / work
    • more generic word: understand = know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    • more specific words:
      • resolve / answer = understand the meaning of
      • riddle = explain a riddle
      • strike = arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
      • guess / infer = guess correctly
      • answer = give the correct answer or solution to
      • break = find the solution or key to
    • entailment: reason = think logically
  8. give a workout to
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of work out: exercise / work
    • more generic terms: put to work / work = cause to work
    • more specific term: warm up = cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
    • cause: exercise

Alternative definition of the verb work out

verb

  1. [transitive, with object after 'out'] To calculate.
  2. [transitive] To make sense of.
  3. [transitive] To smooth.
  4. [intransitive] To conclude with the correct solution.
  5. [intransitive] To succeed.
  6. [intransitive] To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
  7. [transitive, intransitive] [&lit, work, out]

Specialised definition of the verb work out

Glossary of sports

to do a workout (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Music

  1. "Work Out" is a song by American hip hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole, and released as the lead single from his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.The song was officially released on June 27, 2011 through Roc Nation and Columbia. Nas voiced his displeasure with the song and inspired Cole to create the song "Let Nas Down" on his Born Sinner . It mildly samples the chorus from "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, Abdul would later sample "Work Out" for her song "Dream Medley.
  2. "Work Out" is a musical EP of Wareika, Tomas Barfod, Fredski.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  3. "Work Out" is a 2011 single album by J. Cole.
    • released on
  4. "Work Out" is a musical EP of DJ Chip.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  5. "Work Out" is a musical album of Alberto Cereijo.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  6. "Work Out" is a musical album of Casiopea.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  7. "Work Out" is a song by Factory Floor.

Miscellanea

Work Out in the Zone is a reality television series on Bravo. The show is centered on fitness trainers and models located in the many cities of California. The first three seasons featured many of the trainers who work for fitness trainer Jackie Warner, and some other aspects of the gym and its clients as well as Warner's other fitness ventures, and private life. The third season of Work Out ended on June 10, 2008, and was canceled.

  • also known as Work Out in the Zone
  • begun on and completed on (6 years ago)
  • 23 episodes of 30 or 60 minutes each
  • country: United States of America
  • genre: Reality television
  • some of the awards:
      • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program
      • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Work Out

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Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Work out: To think carefully about how you are going to do something and plan a good way of doing it. E.g. UN negotiators have worked out a set of compromise proposals. 4927. Work out: To calculate an answer, amount, price etc. E.g. See if ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

work out To do athletic exercises: We work out together every morning. work (wurk) anoun, plural works worked, working, works SYNONYMS: work, job, occupation These nouns mean what a person ...

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Often, I work out of my work. One work takes me to the next thing. (Jim Hodges)
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