- 1solve something to find a way of dealing with a problem or difficult situation Attempts are being made to solve the problem of waste disposal. You can't solve anything by just running away.
- 2solve something to find the correct answer or explanation for something to solve an equation/a puzzle/a riddle to solve a crime/mystery
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NAmE//sɑlv//, NAmE//sɔlv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they solve
,he / she / it solves
,past simple solved
,-ing form solving