Definition of find out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

find out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

find out (about something/somebody)

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find out something (about something/somebody)

 
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 to get some information about something or someone by asking, reading, etc. She'd been seeing him for a while, but didn't want her parents to find out. I haven't found anything out about him yet. find out what, when, etc… Can you find out what time the meeting starts? find out that… We found out later that we had gone to the same school.

find somebody out

 
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to discover that someone has done something wrong He had been cheating on his taxes, but it was years before he was found out.
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