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find out

vb. 1 (context idiomatic English) To discover, as by asking or investigating. 2 To discover or expose (someone) as disobedient, dishonest, etc. 3 To uncover a weakness (in someone).

find out
  1. v. after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize" [syn: determine, find, ascertain]

  2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, get a line, discover, see]

  3. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time" [syn: determine, check, see, ascertain, watch, learn]

  4. trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks" [syn: catch out]

Usage examples of "find out".

He was talking, God forbid anyone did find out too soon, about a psychic, Paul Caprio.

Of course, Christopher understood that at the same time, Albergetti had probably set a team in motion to find out everything possible about Noah Samuels.

In short, Albergetti was trying to find out what Damiano told the cardinal that the cardinal had not shared.

Boralle was thrilled to find out that everything worked just fine now.