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piece (something) together

1. Literally, to fit the pieces of something together into a whole. She got some super glue and pieced the broken lamp back together.
2. To make sense of a something from several or many different elements. From the late-night trips, random phone calls, and mysterious credit card charges, I'm piecing it together that Janet has been cheating on me.
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piece something together

to fit something together; to assemble the pieces of something, such as a puzzle or something puzzling, and make sense of it. The police were unable to piece the story together. The detective tried to piece together the events leading up to the crime.
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piece together

Join or combine parts into a whole, as in With information from several observers, she pieced together an account of what had actually taken place . [Late 1500s]
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piece together

v.
To join or unite the pieces of something: We pieced the broken vase together. The detective pieced together the sequence of events leading up to the accident by interviewing witnesses.
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