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The meaning of "work out"

" Work out "
1. Calculate using arithmetic. 2. Take exercise (also spelled 'workout').
1. We decided to share the bill for the taxi. My part worked out to four pounds. 2. I've joined the gym. My plan is to work out once a week.
Where did it originate?:
1. Britain, 16th century. 2. (As 'workout') USA, late 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Both forms used Worldwide.
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