figure out
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figure out(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to solve)
a. resolver
The first one to figure out the problem gets a prize.El primero que resuelva el problema, se gana un premio.
b. descifrar
Sherlock Holmes figured out the mystery of the stolen jewelry.Sherlock Holmes descifró el misterio de las joyas robadas.
c. calcular (in mathematics)
Figure out the sum of the inner angles of the polygon.Calcula la suma de los ángulos interiores del polígono.
2. (to understand)
a. entender
Today she didn't say hi to me. I can't figure her out.Hoy no me saludó. Me cuesta entenderla.
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figure out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (colloquial)
a. calcular (amount)
2. (problem)
a. solventar
she can't f you out at all¡no te entiende en absoluto!
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figure out
transitive verb
1 (understand) [+person] entender; [+writing] entender; descifrar
I just can't figure it out! ¡no me lo explico!; ¡no lo entiendo!
I can't figure him out at all they're trying to figure out the politics of the situation
2 (work out) [+sum] calcular; [+problem] resolver
can you figure out how to do this? ¿entiendes cómo se hace esto?; I couldn't figure out the answer no pude encontrar la respuesta or solución; they had it all figured out lo tenían todo calculado
I've figured out a way to stop it happening again you had it all figured out, didn't you? - you thought I wouldn't be back till tonight At a certain point the thought is completed, and he has figured out the problem it was clear to me they had figured out their problem - they weren't going to make the same mistake as last time can you figure out how much money we need?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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