find out something (about somebody)

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 him yet.

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

Can you find out what time the meeting starts?

\find out something (about somebody) that…

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

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