Work Out

How to Conjugate Work Out

  • Infinitive: Work Out
  • Present Tense: Work Out/ Works Out
  • -ing Form: Working Out
  • Past Tense: Worked Out
  • Past Participle: Worked Out
Work Out is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 6 definitions.

Definitions of Work Out:

1. When a situation, event, plan, or idea is successful.

Examples: If his plan to go abroad works out, then good! If not, he can always come back home.
Their relationship did not work out because one of them had been cheating.

2. When you exercise to improve and/or to keep your physique in good shape.
[Noun]{Workout} is an exercise regime to keep you fit.

Examples: Sierra works out at the gym everyday to keep herself healthy and fit.
How often do you have to work out to get the body you want?
I had a great workout at the gym today. I feel so energized!

3. When a situation happens or ends in a certain way.

Examples: Wow, you gotta admit that worked out better than expected!
I don’t know how your plan to study abroad will work out, but it’s better to give it a try, right?

4. To plan or devise something in detail.

Examples: The boss asked his secretary to work out the budget for the upcoming party.
Part of a teacher’s job is to work out a seating arrangement for the students.

5. To solve a problem.

Examples: Jim is an intelligent man, but during emergency situations, he can’t work out what to do.
He’s a very smart man, so I’m sure he can work it out.

6. To equal to a particular amount.

Examples: The bills works out to be about $2,000 a month.
For the amount of money the repairs work out to be, it is better to just buy another car.

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