suss out


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suss out - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
check off, tick off, mark off, tick, check, mark - put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
keep an eye on, watch over, watch, observe, follow - follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"

suss out

verb (Brit. informal) work out, figure out, puzzle out, find out, solve, resolve, calculate, clear up If you can't suss out the codes, you won't be seen as part of the team.
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Waltz said Tarantino wrote the bounty hunter role specifically with him in mind: "To have a writer like Quentin, write something with you in mind, it's not that difficult to figure it out and get behind it and try to suss out the intricacies while being swept away.