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Definition of "suss" [suss]

  • Slang To infer or discover; figure out: "I think I'm good at sussing out what's going on” ( Ry Cooder). (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To size up; study: "Suss out the designers in whom you are interested” ( Lucia van der Post). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suss" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes it's even people you're working with - but you kind of suss out which ones are the baby demons."
  • "It helps if you can "suss" out the academic culture and get a feel for what things are like in that person's office, etc."
  • "What you see here are some fun drawings done in charcoal, which I love doing, that just kind of suss out the directions of the art."