puzzle out (third-person singular simple present puzzles out, present participle puzzling out, simple past and past participle puzzled out)
- To figure out; to discover or find a solution; to deduce.
- 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
- […] but Clover, who thought she remembered a definite ruling against beds, went to the end of the barn and tried to puzzle out the Seven Commandments which were inscribed there.
Last modified on 10 February 2013, at 02:10
to solve a puzzling problem
- Serbo-Croatian: odgonétnuti (sh)