find out (about something)


find out (about something)
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 him yet.

\find out (about something) what, when, etc…

Can you find out what time the meeting starts?

\find out (about something) that…

We found out later that we had been at the same school.

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