Unit 136 Phrasal Verbs 3 | out
- out = not burning, not shining
- go out
- Suddenly all the lights in the building went out.
- put out a fire / a cigarette / a light
- We managed to put the fire out.
- turn out a light
- I turned the lights out before leaving.
- blow out a candle
- We don’t need the candle. You can blow it out.
B work out
work out = do physical exercises
- Rachel works out at the gym three times a week.
work out = develop, progress
- Good luck for the future. I hope everything works out well for you.
- A: Why did James leave the company?
B: Things didn’t work out. (= things didn’t work out well)
work out a problem / difficulties, etc. = solve, put right
- The family has been having some problems, but I’m sure they’ll work things out.
work out a plan / an agreement / a contract, etc. = produce a plan, etc.
- The two sides in the conflict are trying to work out a peace plan.
C Other verbs + out
carry out an order / an experiment / a survey / an investigation / a plan, etc.
- Soldiers are expected to carry out orders.
- An investigation into the accident will be carried out as soon as possible.
figure out something/somebody = understand
- Can you help me figure out why my answer to this math problem is wrong?
- Why did Erica do that? I can’t figure her out.
find out that/what/when . . . , etc., find out about something = get information
- The police never found out who committed the murder.
- I just found out that it’s Helen’s birthday today.
- I went online to find out about hotels in the town.
hand/give things out = give to each person
- At the end of the lecture, the speaker handed out information sheets to the audience.
point something out (to somebody) = draw attention to something
- As we drove through the city, our guide pointed out all the sights.
- I didn’t realize I’d made a mistake until somebody pointed it out to me.
run out (of something) = use all of something
- We ran out of gas on the freeway. (= we used all our gas)
turn out to be . . . / turn out good/nice, etc. / turn out that . . .
- Nobody believed Paul at first, but he turned out to be right.
(= it became clear in the end that he was right)
- The weather wasn’t so good in the morning, but it turned out nice later.
- I thought they knew each other, but it turned out that they’d never met.
try out a machine, a system, a new idea, etc. = test it to see if it is OK
- The company is trying out a new computer system at the moment.
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