Make out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmeɪk ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |ˈmeɪk ˈaʊt|
- detect with the senses (syn: discern, distinguish, pick out, recognize, spot)
- make out and issue (syn: cut, issue, write out)
- comprehend
- proceed or get along (syn: come, do, fare, get along)
- succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available (syn: contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, manage)
- have sexual intercourse with (syn: bang, bed, bonk, fuck, hump, jazz, know, love, screw)
- kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion (syn: neck)
- write all the required information onto a form (syn: complete, fill in, fill out)
- imply or suggest
- try to establish

Examples

You can just make out the farm in the distance.

I can't make out the meaning of this poem.

When you make out the bill, please give me a copy.

You can't make yourself out to be younger than you are.

He's not such a fool as he is made out to be.

Whatever profession this young man chooses, I'm sure he'll make out all right.

The park was full of lovers making out on the grass.

The lawyers tried to make out that Peter had not been present at the accident.

The article was included to make out a book.

...we're not rich, but we're making out all right...

...I can't quite make out what she is trying to say....

How did he make out at the examination?

How did he make out while his wife was away?

The plaintiff couldn't make out his case.

How did you make out with the pretty girl we met in the hotel?

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