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Verb solve has 3 senses
 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
Sample sentence:
Somebody s something
 resolve, solve  find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
_{2} is one way to calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
Sample sentences:
Somebody s something
=> Somebody s PP
 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
