find somebody out


find somebody out
ˌfind sb ˈout derived
to discover that sb has done sth wrong

He had been cheating the taxman but it was years before he was found out.

Main entry:findderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ferret somebody out — ˌferret sb/sthˈout derived (informal) to discover information or to find sb/sth by searching thoroughly, asking a lot of questions, etc • He is determined to ferret out the truth about what happened. Main entry: ↑ferretderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • search somebody out — ˌsearch sth/sbˈout derived to look for sth/sb until you find them Syn: track down • Fighter pilots searched out and attacked enemy aircraft. Main entry: ↑searchderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • seek somebody out — ˌseek sb/sth ˈout derived to look for and find sb/sth, especially when this means using a lot of effort Main entry: ↑seekderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound somebody out (about something) — ˌsound sbˈout (about/on sth) | ˌsound sthˈout derived to try to find out from sb what they think about sth, often in an indirect way • I wanted to sound him out about a job. • They decided to sound out her interest in the project. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound somebody out (on something) — ˌsound sbˈout (about/on sth) | ˌsound sthˈout derived to try to find out from sb what they think about sth, often in an indirect way • I wanted to sound him out about a job. • They decided to sound out her interest in the project. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • find — [faɪnd] verb found PTandPP [faʊnd] [transitive] 1. if you find work or employment, you get a job or some work. If you find someone to do a job, you employ them to do that job: • Karen found a job with a major travel company after she completed… …   Financial and business terms

  • find out — verb 1. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study (Freq. 33) find the product of two numbers The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize • Syn: ↑determine, ↑find, ↑ascertain • Der …   Useful english dictionary

  • find — find1 W1S1 [faınd] v past tense and past participle found [faund] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(get by searching)¦ 2¦(see by chance)¦ 3¦(discover state of somebody/something)¦ 4¦(do something without meaning to)¦ 5¦(learn something by study)¦ 6¦(think/feel)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • find out (about somebody) — ˌfind ˈout (about sth/sb) | ˌfind ˈout sth (about sth/sb) derived to get some information about sth/sb by asking, reading, etc • She d been seeing the boy for a while, but didn t want her parents to find out. • I haven t found anything out about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • find out something (about somebody) — ˌfind ˈout (about sth/sb) | ˌfind ˈout sth (about sth/sb) derived to get some information about sth/sb by asking, reading, etc • She d been seeing the boy for a while, but didn t want her parents to find out. • I haven t found anything out about… …   Useful english dictionary


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