discover especially by searching; discover sb/sth by chance or experience
discover (sb/sth) to be, by chance or experience
reach; arrive at; obtain by effort
provide; know or see that sth exists or happens
decide (sb) to be
sth good or valuable that is found
"We find this idea in Plato"
"I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"
"She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"
"We found traces of lead in the paint"
"Did you find your glasses?"
"I cannot find my gloves!"
"find the product of two numbers"
"The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
"I feel that he doesn't like me"
"I find him to be obnoxious"
"I found the movie rather entertaining"
"We found Republicans winning the offices"
"You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"
"The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"
"I want to see results"
"I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"
"I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"
"The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
"Roentgen discovered X-rays"
"Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
"She found that he had lied to her"
"The story is false, so far as I can discover"
"She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"
"We found the money to send our sons to college"
"find someone guilty"
"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"
"His movie received a good review"
"I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
"I found myself in a difficult situation"
"When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
"She regained control of herself"
"She found her voice and replied quickly"
"The arrow found its mark"
"My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
Bronze weapons are entirely absent from the great finds of the Iron Age.
出自： J. Lubbock
In 1276, we find the Emperor and the King of England in constant communication.
出自： M. Pattison
I found a shilling on the floor.
出自：Oxford English Dictionary
Travelling through the dark I found a deer/dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.
出自： W. Stafford
I found her sitting very quietly, as usual, in her large arm-chair.
出自： H. Roth
We find against the defendant and order him to pay costs in the sum of ￡100.
Who will find the money for his education?
谁来负担他的学费呢? find for sb
The judge found for the defendant, and also said he should be given the cost.
When the case was retired, the jury found for the defendant.
She is afraid that he will find out.
I'll put the money back before anyone finds out.
I know almost nothing about the economics, but finding out will be enjoyable.
Let's call her up on the telephone and find out.
I won't tell you; you'll have to find out by yourself.
Did you find out about the photographs?
你查明有关相片的事情了吗? find out about sth
I'll find out about planes to New York.
Jim wrote to find out about a job in New York.
I'll ring him up and find out about the plans for Sunday.
我给他去个电话,问问他打算如何度过星期天。 find sb/sth ⇔ out
For months the cashier had been falsifying the accounts, but then the company found him out.
I'll find out your secret.
We must find out the truth of the matter.
Find out the islanders' views before making a decision.
We failed to find him out.
The boy knew that if he cheated on the test the teacher would find him out.
He found out the riddle at last.
Ah!I've found you out!
Find out his address, please.
Can you find out Mr. Johnson's address for me?
See if you can find out her name and address.
If you've told a lie, someone will soon find you out.
The traitor was finally found out and put in prison.
The death cause of Marilyn Monro hasn't been found out.
The grafter was found out at great loss of state property.
As soon as all the facts have been found out, we can begin to formulate a theory.
You may get away with dishonesty for a while, but you'll be found out sooner or later.
你可能骗人一时,但迟早会被揭穿的。 find out that-clause
The teacher was very angry when he found out that the students had been cheating.
We were about to buy the house when we found out that it was next door to a pub.
We soon found out that he was a secret agent .
FBI found out that the senator committed bribery.
It was found out that certain herbal medicine had curative effect on Aids.
经研究发现有些草药对艾滋病有疗效。 find out wh-clause
Find out where he is going.
He watched the birds to find out where they go.
Will you please try to find out what time that train arrives?
Have you found out who rang you up this morning?
We have not been able to find out who broke the window.
Please find out when the train starts.
Can anyone find out when Stephen's birthday is?
After three days of observation, they found out why the dam was sinking and took measures to stop it.
The passenger began to feel of his pocket to find out whether there was any small change.
那位旅客开始摸摸口袋,看有没有零钱。 find sb/sth ⇔ out
This cold weather finds out my old wound.
The overcast and rainy weather found out his arthritis.
阴雨天使他的关节炎发作了。 find sb out
I found him out when I called.
I called at Smith's this morning and found him out.
I called three times this morning, but found you out every time.
今天上午我找了你三次,但每次都发现你不在。 find sb ⇔ out
His sins will find him out.
误 I had been finding a dictionary before you came.
正 I had been looking for a dictionary before you came.
正 I had been trying to find a dictionary before you came.
析 find表示找寻的结果,即“发现”或“找到”,是终止性动词,不能用于进行体。look for〔try to find〕表示“寻找但还未找到”,可以用于进行体。
误 After making observations for a week,Sam found why the shirt factory was so inefficient.
正 After making observations for a week,Sam found out why the shirt factory was so inefficient.
析 表示经探索或观察而发现,特别是发现无形的、隐藏的事情,常用find out加关系代词what, who, where等引导的从句。
误 Jack found very difficult to explain his views to others.
正 Jack found it very difficult to explain his views to others.
误 She found no one answer the question.
正 She found no one could answer the question.