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present tense
I/you/we/theyfind out
he/she/itfinds out
present participlefinding out
past tensefound out
past participlefound out

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to discover a fact or piece of information

    We may never find out the truth about what happened.

    find out who/what/why etc.:

    The police are determined to find out who killed Louise.

    find out (that):

    Her parents found out that she had a boyfriend.

    find out about:

    I don't want anyone else to find out about this.

  2. 2
    [transitive] find someone out to discover that someone has been dishonest

    It was only a matter of time before someone found him out.

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