Work out – O que significa e como usar este phrasal verb

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O phrasal verb work out é extremamente comum em inglês e fiz um vídeo explicando os usos mais comuns. Confira o vídeo abaixo e o roteiro com as frases. Bons estudos!

1. to solve a problem by doing a calculation

I was born in 1947: you work out my age.
See if you can work this bill out.
We’ll have to work out how much food we’ll need for the party.
We need to work out the total cost of the project.
Can you work out how much each card cost?
I need to work out how much tax I will have to pay.
When we worked out how much it cost us to run a car, we decided to sell it.

2. to think carefully about how you are going to do something and plan a good way of doing it

UN negotiators have worked out a set of compromise proposals.
We need to work out how we’re going to get there.
I had it all worked out.
An international peace plan has been worked out.

03. to be successful, or to end in a particular way

If it doesn’t work out, you can always come back here.
Things worked out pretty well in the end.
Things will work out, you’ll see.
I hope it all works out for Gina and Andy.
I’m sure everything will work itself out.
Don’t worry about anything – it’ll all work out (for the best) in the end, you’ll see.
Financially, things have worked out well for us.

04. to think about something and manage to understand it

The plot is very complicated – it’ll take you a while to work it out.
I’m sure you can work it out for yourself.
There will be a full investigation to work out what caused the accident.
Investigators needed several months to work out that a fraud had been committed.
Negotiators are due to meet later today to work out a compromise.
It took me some time to work out what was causing this.
‘How will you contact me?’ — ‘We haven’t worked that out yet.’

05. to make your body fit and strong by doing exercises

He works out with weights twice a week.
How many times a week do you work out?
I go jogging every morning and work out with weights twice a week.
Professional footballers spend at least an hour every day working out in the gym.


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