[ verb ] after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study


"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Used in print

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

It has been said of John_Stuart_Mill that he wrote so clearly that he could be found_out .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

This young_man had so little time to learn he had to be curious ; he had to find_out .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

I never could find_out what his business was .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

In_any_event Rector sent him to the local hospital to have it checked , telling him to keep_his_ears_open while he was in the village to see if he could find_out what Kayabashi was planning .

Rector had never been able to find_out much about Hino 's past .

[ verb ] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally


"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

How did you find_out about this '' ?

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

You 'll have_to find_out about it on your own .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

To tell John something he would find_out for himself .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

Pa was sure to find_out .

But he 'd find_out about this one because we were using it .

[ verb ] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort


"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

To find_out , we traveled throughout that part of Laos still nominally controlled , in the daytime at_least , by the Royal_Lao_Army : from Attopeu , the City of Buffalo Dung in the southeast , to Muong_Sing , the City of Lions in the northwest , close to Communist_China ( map , page 250 ) .

[ verb ] trap; esp. in an error or in a reprehensible act




"He was caught out" "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"

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