English version

puzzle something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpuzzle something ↔ out phrasal verbSOLVE/FIND THE ANSWERto solve a confusing or difficult problem by thinking about it carefully He lay looking at the ceiling, trying to puzzle things out. puzzle→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
puzzle outEight-twenty the cards and puzzles go out...He lay in bed, for some time, and stared up at the ceiling trying to puzzle it out.A puzzle solved itself out here.
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Verb table
puzzle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypuzzle
he, she, itpuzzles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypuzzled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave puzzled
he, she, ithas puzzled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad puzzled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill puzzle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have puzzled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam puzzling
he, she, itis puzzling
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you, we, theyare puzzling
Past
I, he, she, itwas puzzling
you, we, theywere puzzling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been puzzling
he, she, ithas been puzzling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been puzzling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be puzzling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been puzzling
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