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suss

 (sŭs)
tr.v. sussed, suss·ing, suss·es Slang
1. To infer or discover; figure. Often used with out: "I think I'm good at sussing out what's going on" (Ry Cooder).
2. To size up; study. Often used with out: "Suss out the designers in whom you are interested" (Lucia van der Post).

[Probably short for suspect.]

suss

(sʌs)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by out) to attempt to work out (a situation, person's character, etc), esp using one's intuition
2. Also: sus to become aware of; suspect (esp in the phrase suss it)
n
sharpness of mind; social astuteness
[C20: shortened from suspect]

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Past participle: sussed
Gerund: sussing

Imperative
suss
suss
Present
I suss
you suss
he/she/it susses
we suss
you suss
they suss
Preterite
I sussed
you sussed
he/she/it sussed
we sussed
you sussed
they sussed
Present Continuous
I am sussing
you are sussing
he/she/it is sussing
we are sussing
you are sussing
they are sussing
Present Perfect
I have sussed
you have sussed
he/she/it has sussed
we have sussed
you have sussed
they have sussed
Past Continuous
I was sussing
you were sussing
he/she/it was sussing
we were sussing
you were sussing
they were sussing
Past Perfect
I had sussed
you had sussed
he/she/it had sussed
we had sussed
you had sussed
they had sussed
Future
I will suss
you will suss
he/she/it will suss
we will suss
you will suss
they will suss
Future Perfect
I will have sussed
you will have sussed
he/she/it will have sussed
we will have sussed
you will have sussed
they will have sussed
Future Continuous
I will be sussing
you will be sussing
he/she/it will be sussing
we will be sussing
you will be sussing
they will be sussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sussing
you have been sussing
he/she/it has been sussing
we have been sussing
you have been sussing
they have been sussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sussing
you will have been sussing
he/she/it will have been sussing
we will have been sussing
you will have been sussing
they will have been sussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sussing
you had been sussing
he/she/it had been sussing
we had been sussing
you had been sussing
they had been sussing
Conditional
I would suss
you would suss
he/she/it would suss
we would suss
you would suss
they would suss
Past Conditional
I would have sussed
you would have sussed
he/she/it would have sussed
we would have sussed
you would have sussed
they would have sussed
Translations

suss

[sʌs] VT (Brit) (also suss out)
1. (= realize) → percatarse de, coscarse de
they never sussed what was going onno llegaron a percatarse or coscarse de lo que pasaba
2. (= understand) [+ person] → calar
I sussed him out at oncelo calé en seguida
she's got you sussedte tiene calado
we couldn't suss it out at allno logramos sacar nada en claro
3. (= investigate) → investigar, echar un ojo a
I'll have to suss out the job markettendré que ver cómo está la cosa de trabajo
4. (= find out) → averiguar
I've sussed out the best restaurantshe averiguado cuáles son los mejores restaurantes

suss

[ˈsʌs] (British) vt
(= work out) → subodorer
I think I've sussed the reason for it
BUT Je crois que j'ai deviné pourquoi.
to suss that ... → subodorer que ...
The women began to suss that there was no reason why they should be impressed by him → Les femmes commençaient à subodorer qu'elles n'avaient aucune raison d'être impressionnées par lui.
(= understand) [+ thing] → piger ; [+ person] → voir clair dans le jeu de
I've got it sussed → J'ai pigé.
I've got him sussed → Je vois clair dans son jeu.
suss out
vt sep
(= check out) [+ area] → repérer
They're sussing out the area to see how strong the police presence is → Ils repèrent la zone pour évaluer la présence policière.
[+ person] → voir clair dans le jeu de
I'd had the training to suss out what he was up to → J'avais été formé à voir clair dans son jeu.
to have sb sussed out → voir clair dans le jeu de qn
She had me sussed out in ten minutes → En dix minutes, elle avait vu clair dans mon jeu.
(= work out) to suss out how ... → piger comment ...
I've sussed out how this thing works → J'ai pigé comment ça marche.

suss

vt (Brit inf)
(= suspect) plankommen hinter (+acc) (inf); to suss itdahinterkommen (inf); as soon as he sussed what was going onsobald er dahinterkam, was da gespielt wurde (inf)
to suss somebody outjdm auf den Zahn fühlen (inf); I can’t suss him outbei ihm blicke ich nicht durch (inf); I’ve got him sussed (out)ich habe ihn durchschaut; to suss something outetw herausbekommen; to suss things outdie Lage peilen (inf)

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[sʌs] vt (Brit) (fam) I've sussed it/him outho capito come stanno le cose/che tipo è