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"
- At last they managed to puzzle out the meaning of the cipher.
- Can you get the puzzle out?
- I could not puzzle out his intentions.
- The teacher left the children to puzzle out the answer to the problem themselves.