English version

find out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfind out phrasal verb1 FIND OUTto get information, after trying to discover it or by chancefind out who/what/how etc Has anyone bothered to find out how much all this is going to cost?find out if/whether Did you find out whether there are any seats left?find out (that) I found out that my parents had never been married.find something ↔ out To find out more, visit our website.find out (something) about something I need to find out more about these night courses. from We could find out from the local council. I thought it best to let you find out for yourself.RegisterIn written English, people usually say that someone discovers something rather than finds out something:Scientists soon discovered that this was false.2 find somebody outCATCH if you are found out, someone discovers that you have been doing something dishonest or illegalcatch What happens if we get found out? Grammar Find out is usually passive in this meaning. find→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
find outYou read her diary? Just make sure she never finds out!"Do you have these shoes in size 8?" "I'm not sure - I'll just go and find out.""John's been married twice." "How did you find that out?"He just had to hope he'd get away with it and that nobody would find out.It's a surprise party, so I don't want her to find out about it.He's trying to find out about Japanese classes in the area.Will you see if you can find anything out about Sandy?It won't work. Someone's bound to find you out eventually.She doesn't want people to find out her age."Did you find out her views on the subject?" "No, she wouldn't tell me."Could you find out his address for me, please?It was three months before my parents found out I'd been going out with Peter.She found out that her husband was having an affair.When we found out the price we were shocked.He asked me to find out what your plans are after you leave.Dad was really mad at me when he found out where I'd been.Dad was furious when he found out where I was living.I'll go and find out which platform the train leaves from.find out for yourselfI do think there is something unique about the Soviet Union that I wish to find out for myself.If you have healthy young children, observe them closely and see what you can find out for yourself.They're allowed to do what they want and find out for themselves.This they must find out for themselves.Maybe she should have left her there to find out for herself, instead of bringing her to the hotel.Have to find out for himself, no other way, poke around, listen, ask, play it carefully.But it took some time before I found out for myself what they were like.She quelled an urge to race up the winding stairs and find out for herself what was going on.
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Verb table
find
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfind
he, she, itfinds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfound
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave found
he, she, ithas found
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad found
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill find
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have found
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam finding
he, she, itis finding
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you, we, theyare finding
Past
I, he, she, itwas finding
you, we, theywere finding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been finding
he, she, ithas been finding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been finding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be finding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been finding
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