Meaning of find out in English:

find out

Translate find out into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1also find something out, find out somethingDiscover a fact or piece of information.

    ‘he hadn't time to find out what was bothering her’
    • ‘she found out about her Grammy nominations on the same day she was in court for a misdemeanour assault charge’
    • ‘fans went crazy when they found out that Beyonce was going to be in The Lion King’
    • ‘Wiseman said: ‘It's quite crazy the fact that we just found out about the plans by chance.’’
    • ‘So the incident was covered up until a few local veteran detectives found out about it and decided to act.’
    • ‘However, as he gets older and the risks are more serious, it becomes inevitable that his secret will be found out.’
    • ‘Adam felt like there was something Lance wasn't telling him, but he figured finding it out could wait.’
    • ‘Institutions of higher learning need professionals possessed of just such a ‘determination to find things out,’ whether they succeed or not.’
    • ‘In fact, she only found out about the call-up after looking on the website of the sport's governing body.’
    • ‘It would be good if your boys did not find out about it, but the fact of the relationship does not make your life ‘a lie.’’
    • ‘When Lucas found this fact out, he climbed onto my lap.’
    • ‘In fact without that check-up I may not have found out about it at all because there are no symptoms.’
    • ‘My friend found this fact out when this god-like figure told her so in a few choice words.’
    discover, become aware, learn, detect, discern, perceive, observe, notice, note, come to know, get to know, work out, deduce, fathom out, realize
    1. 1.1find someone out, find out someoneDetect a person's immoral or offensive actions.
      ‘she would always find him out if he tried to lie’
      • ‘Even if he does dispose of these assets, there will always be the accusation that he only did so once he was found out.’
      • ‘It was inevitable that you would be found out and convicted but in my view you were good at taking people in - you made it an art form.’
      • ‘Don't try to fabricate anything on your CV, and don't try to hide anything at the interview, because you will be found out.’
      • ‘Once you were found out, you said that you'd only been paid a small sum.’
      • ‘Whenever you are in trouble, you automatically resort to lies until you are found out.’
      • ‘Misbehave and you are tomorrow's big headlines - if you are found out.’
      • ‘‘It certainly wasn't planned but I had a good idea what the consequences would have been if we had been found out,’ she said.’
      • ‘She lied her way through school and university, until she was found out and had to leave.’
      • ‘Sooner or later events expose lies and find liars out, as the minister is already finding to his cost.’
      • ‘They were found out because of a mislabeled package, not because the FBI or any other law enforcement agencies were on the case.’