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"
The boy can't figure out the algebra problems. 这个男孩做不出这道代数题。
It didn't take the children long to figure out the correct answer. 孩子们没有花很多时间就算出了正确的答案。
I can't figure out why he is absent. 我弄不明白他为什么缺席。
I can't figure out why he quit his job. 我琢磨不透他为什么要辞掉工作。
He's trying to figure out a way to solve the problem. 他正在努力想办法解决这个问题。