find out


find out
1) PHRASAL VERB If you find something out, you learn something that you did not already know, especially by making a deliberate effort to do so.

[V P wh] It makes you want to watch the next episode to find out what's going to happen...

[V P that] I was relieved to find out that my problems were due to a genuine disorder...

[V P n (not pron)] Yesterday, the men's families held a news conference in their campaign to find out the truth...

[V n P] As soon as we found this out, we closed the ward...

[V P about n] He began by reading everything he could find out about heroin. [Also V P]

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2) PHRASAL VERB If you find someone out, you discover that they have been doing something dishonest.

[V n P] Her face was so grave, I wondered for a moment if she'd found me out.


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