[ verb ] 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"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)

`` Now , if I can just figure_out what he 's talking_about , I 'll use it '' .

(Larry Koller, "The New Guns of '61"...)

After figuring_out how to regulate the barrels so_that they shot to the same point of impact , we fired this little 20 - inch-barrel job on my home_range and in Marlin 's underground test gallery .

(Amber Dean, Encounter with Evil....)

She could easily understand why the two men had been startled to find a strange girl in_the_back seat of their car ( she had figured that out ) , but she could n't understand their subsequent actions .