work out

Definitions

  • He Set to Work to Cut Out His Puppet
    He Set to Work to Cut Out His Puppet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v work out do physical exercise "She works out in the gym every day"
    • v work out give a workout to "Some parents exercise their infants","My personal trainer works me hard","work one's muscles","this puzzle will exercise your mind"
    • v work out come up with "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea","We worked up an ad for our client"
    • v work out work out in detail "elaborate a plan"
    • v work out find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of "did you solve the problem?","Work out your problems with the boss","this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out","did you get it?","Did you get my meaning?","He could not work the math problem"
    • v work out make a mathematical calculation or computation
    • v work out be calculated "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
    • v work out happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well "Things worked out in an interesting way","Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights
    • Work out to effect by continued labour: to expiate: to exhaust: to solve or study anything fully out
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Quotations

  • Thomas 'Wayne' Brazell
    Thomas 'Wayne' Brazell
    “When your work speaks for itself, get out of the way.”
  • Carol Leifer
    Carol Leifer
    “I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.”
  • James Baldwin
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    “There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”
  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart
    “Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.”
  • Bob Moawad
    Bob Moawad
    “Quality begins on the inside... and then works its way out.”
  • Charles E. Popplestone
    Charles E. Popplestone
    “You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.”

Idioms

Have your work cut out - If you have your work cut out, you are very busy indeed.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weorc; Ice. verk, Ger. werk; further conn. with Gr. ergon.

Usage

In literature:

A more difficult test of the same type ought to be worked out for a higher age level.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
That's working out better than my fondest expectations.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
He always say couldn't nobody get work out of Mammy but him.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
I would like to have you work out the process for us, if you will.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
We've got everything worked out, so there's no need to stay here.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
It was a "crib" to the arithmetic I was doing, with all the sums beautifully worked out and the answers given.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
This bath is used cold, and the cotton is worked in it for half an hour, then it is taken out, washed well and dried.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Our problems are all worked out in "explanations" and "keys.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Here was I out of work through mine after mine being advertised, and none of 'em a bit of good.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
You must work out the rest for yourself when you have heard my story.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
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In poetry:

Must I arise from out my bed,
And start my daily work?
The lynchers, just for meanness, will
My head from body jerk.
"Ajax' Fright" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Landscape-lover, lord of language
more than he that sang the Works and Days,
All the chosen coin of fancy
flashing out from many a golden phrase;
"To Virgil" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
And I can do for thee but this
(Working on blindly, knowing not
If I may give thee pleasure so):
Out of my own dull, burdened lot
I can arise, and go
"Commissioned" by Susan Coolidge
Long ere the light, the Thrush had been out,
Catching his breakfast as best he could;
Working and singing with right good will--
Never was bird in a merrier mood.
"Mabel's Lesson" by Ella Fraser Weller
Silent and calm, He held His way
From morn till evening still;
His thoughts intent on working out
His Mighty Father’s will;
While Heaven bent in ecstasy,
O’er the Boy-God of Galilee.
"Our Saviour’s Boyhood" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Such is the Ecchoes faynter sound,
Such is the light when sunne is drownd;
So did the fancy looke upon
The worke before it was begunne:
Yet when those shewes are out of sight
My weaker colours may delight.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode

In news:

There I was, working out on the treadmill one morning, watching "Good Morning America" when one of my favorite newscasters revealed a rather unorthodox side of herself.
The 2010 second-round pick, released by Sacramento in July, worked out at Target Center as team executives looked on.
That sure worked out nicely didn't it.
I'm dating a guy who works out of town and is home every four weeks.
Enlarge Jeff Schrier jschrier1@mlive.com Jim Senkowski, 38, of Saginaw Township works out at the Freeland SportsZone, 5690 Midland Road in Freeland.
Working out at the Freeland SportsZone gallery (7 photos).
Mississippi Gasification has little over a month to work out the terms of a new lease option and decide what its ultimate product will be for a proposed $2 billion plant in Moss Point, Miss.
The second he worked out mostly by himself, though with contributions from many others.
Esther Cohen, 86, puts her arm around her husband Abe, 92, as he works out in Bay Shore, N.Y.
Do you work out regularly.
When Dan Niese's goal of becoming a golf pro fessional wasn't working out, he changed his game plan.
He will work out of the company's Montreal headquarters.
It worked out with the inning-ending double play in the fith, but it left Garner open to second guessing.
Residents say they believed everything had been worked out to stop the historic tree from being cut down, but now that may not be the case.
Leslie Kwoh/The Star-Ledger Ron Etergino, president of Theflyonthewall.com, working out of his Summit office.
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In science:

This was first worked out in detail for lattice QCD models at nonzero chemical potential [195].
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
We first introduce our bilinears for the large-Nc limit and work out their Poisson brackets.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
This singularity can be worked out and the prefactor can be corrected.
Effects of nonlinear sweep in the Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg effect
This behaviour is still under investigation and no interpretation can be worked out yet.
First results from an aging test of a prototype RPC for the LHCb Muon System
We work out a specific example of a restricted root system as an illustration.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
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