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Learn British slang: suss someone (or something) out (verb + “out”)

“Suss out” means to solve a problem or a difficult situation, or to understand a confusing person. The verb is “suss” and it is used in conjunction with “out”.

 

Conjugation

I suss

You suss

He / She susses

We suss

They suss

Past simple / past participle: sussed

EXAMPLES

“The problem was complex, but I eventually sussed it out.”

“It’s a tricky situation. I’ll let you suss out what to do.”

“Her job means she meets lots of difficult people, but she always susses them out.”

 

Have you managed to suss out how to use this expression, now?

You can watch me explain this slang term – and many more – in this recent video I posted.

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