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solve

 
Verb solve has 3 senses
  1. solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work - 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"
    --1 is one way to understand
    Derived forms: noun solution5, noun solver1, noun solvent2, noun solving1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. resolve, solve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
    --2 is one way to calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
    Derived forms: noun solver1, noun solving1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
  3. clear, solve - settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
    --3 is one way to settle, square off, square up, determine
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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