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sussed out

sussed out is a past tense form of suss out

suss out


to examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition


cognition verb (thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting, etc.)

Past tense:

sussed out

Present participle:

sussing out

3rd-person singular present:

susses out

Type of:


Similar to:

check off

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


watch over

Usage example:

They won't suss out the story.


(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references


suss out | sussed out [past tense] | sussing out [present participle] | susses out [3rd-person singular present]

[slang] To come to understand (a person). | [slang] To manage to work (something) out, to determine (something). (17 of 27 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/suss out


check [entry 2, verb] | check into | check up on | checker [synonym, sense-specific] | stop [synonym, sense-specific] | crack [synonym, sense-specific] | investigate [synonym, sense-specific] | rebuke [synonym, sense-specific] | brake [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to put (a chess king) in check | [dialect] "rebuke", "reprimand" | to slow or bring to a stop; "brake" ; to block the progress of (as a hockey player) ... (28 of 489 words, 17 definitions, 13 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/check show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

check up on [transitive] | checked up on [past tense] | checking up on [present participle] | checks up on [3rd-person singular present]

to find out information about someone, especially secretly (8 of 67 words, 1 usage example)


Oxford Dictionary:

check up on

investigate in order to establish the truth about or accuracy of | See parent entry "check" (15 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/check up on 1

Random House Dictionary:

check | checks or [plural] | for 45 [plural] | chex [plural] | check in [sense-specific] | check on or up on [sense-specific] | check out [sense-specific] | check over [sense-specific] | check the helm [sense-specific] | ...

to stop or arrest the motion of suddenly or forcibly. | to restrain; hold in restraint or control. | to cause a reduction, as in rate or intensity; ... (26 of 1093 words, 54 definitions, 31 usage examples, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

check | checked [past tense] | checking [present participle] | checks [3rd-person singular present] | check in | check out | check over | cheque [British] | checkable [adjective, related]

An action or influence that stops motion or expression; a restraint | The condition of being stopped or held back; restraint | An abrupt stop in ... (24 of 859 words, 44 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

go over | go through [synonym, sense-specific]

to be received in a specified manner | [preposition] to examine and revise as necessary | [preposition] to clean | [preposition] to check and repair | ... (22 of 598 words, 8 definitions, 16 usage examples)


Cambridge Dictionary:

go down [entry 1] | go over [United States]

When the sun goes down, it moves down in the sky until it cannot be seen any more (18 of 41 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/go-down 1

New World Dictionary:

check | cheque [British]

a sudden stop; abrupt halt | any restraint or control put upon action | a person or thing that restrains or controls | a supervision of accuracy, ... (24 of 437 words, 40 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

check | cheque

bill of exchange (see draft) drawn upon a bank or trust company or broker connected with a clearinghouse (see clearing). Upon presentation of a check, ... (25 of 371 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

check [finance] | Cheque

bill of exchange drawn on a bank and payable on demand; it has become the chief form of money in the domestic commerce of developed countries. As a ... (28 of 234 words)



Check [disambiguation]

may refer to A crack: an imperfection in wood that can appear during the wood drying process; an imperfection in glass that can appear during glass production | Cheque ("Check" in U.S. English), an order for transfer of money | Check box, a type of... (43 of 233 words, 18 definitions)


Encarta Dictionary:

suss out [British, slang]

to get to the bottom of something, or discover what somebody is up to (14 of 31 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561508412​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference


suss out | sussed out [past tense] | sussing out [present participle] | susses out [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: suspect.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/suss out

suspect | suspected [past tense] | suspecting [present participle] | suspects [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin suspectus, perfect passive participle of suspiciō ("mistrust, suspect"), from sus-, combining form of sub ("under"), + speciō ("watch, look at").


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