What is the Meaning of WORK OUT?
exercise for fitness or performance
1. She goes to the gym every day at 6:30 a.m. to work out.
2. If I don’t work out regularly, I always feel tired.
work out s.t.
work s.t. out
solve, calculate, decide on a plan
1. We got a phone call saying my grandmother had fallen and was in the hospital. I was upset and crying. Before I could work out what to do, my husband was on the phone booking a flight. “You need to go,” he said.
2. I don’t know what the kids are fighting about, but I told them they had to work it out quickly, or we weren’t going to take them swimming this afternoon.
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition. This page does not include all the meanings.