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  • 1make out — [v1] see, recognize detect, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, notice, observe, perceive, remark; concept 626 Ant. fail make out [v2] understand accept, catch, collect, compass, comprehend, conclude, decipher, deduce, deduct, derive, dig,… …

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  • 2make out — (v.) c.1600, get along, from MAKE (Cf. make) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out). Sense of understand is from 1640s; sexual sense first recorded 1939 …

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  • 3make out — ► make out 1) manage with difficulty to see, hear, or understand. 2) represent as or pretend. 3) draw up (a list or document). 4) informal make progress; fare. Main Entry: ↑make …

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  • 4make out — index detect, discern (detect with the senses), hear (perceive by ear), note (notice), perceive, pierce (discern) …

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  • 5make out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you make something out, you manage with difficulty to see or hear it. [V P n (not pron)] I could just make out a tall, pale, shadowy figure tramping through the undergrowth... [V n P] She thought she heard a name. She couldn t… …

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  • 6make out — verb 1. detect with the senses (Freq. 8) The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards I can t make out the faces in this photograph • Syn: ↑spot, ↑recognize, ↑recognise, ↑distinguish, ↑ …

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  • 7make out — phrasal verb Word forms make out : present tense I/you/we/they make out he/she/it makes out present participle making out past tense made out past participle made out 1) a) [transitive] to see, hear, or understand someone or something with… …

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  • 8make out — {v.} 1. To write the facts asked for (as in an application blank or a report form); fill out. * /The teacher made out the report cards and gave them to the students to take home./ * /Mrs. Smith gave the clerk in the store some money and the clerk …

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  • 9make out — {v.} 1. To write the facts asked for (as in an application blank or a report form); fill out. * /The teacher made out the report cards and gave them to the students to take home./ * /Mrs. Smith gave the clerk in the store some money and the clerk …

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  • 10make\ out — v 1. To write the facts asked for (as in an application blank or a report form); fill out. The teacher made out the report cards and gave them to the students to take home. Mrs. Smith gave the clerk in the store some money and the clerk made out… …

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  • 11make out — 1) do, progress How did you make out at your job interview yesterday? 2) understand, interpret I can never make out what he wants to say when he phones me. 3) distinguish, identify The ship captain couldn t make out the other boat because of the… …

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  • 12make out — informal 1) how did you make out? Syn: get on/along, fare, do, proceed, go, progress, manage, survive, cope, get by 2) I could just make out a figure in the distance Syn: see, discer …

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  • 13make out — verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to complete (as a printed form) by supplying required information < make out a check > 2. to find or grasp the meaning of < tried to make out what had really happened > 3. to form an opinion or idea&#8230; …

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  • 14make out — v. (colloq.) ( to have success ) (D; intr.) to make out with (how did you make out with the new boss?) * * * [ meɪk aʊt] (colloq.) ( to have success ) (D; intr.) to make out with (how did you make out with the new boss?) …

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  • 15make out — 1. in. to neck and pet. □ I still like to make out, but it’s hard with dentures. □ He started making out when he was twelve. 2. in. to succeed. □ How did you make out? □ …

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  • 16make out — /meɪk aυt/ verb to write ● to make out an invoice ● The bill is made out to Smith & Co. ♦ to make out a cheque to someone to write someone’s name on a cheque …

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  • 17make out — /ˌmeɪk aυt/ verb to write something ● to make out an invoice ● The bill is made out to Smith & Co. ♦ to make out a cheque to someone to write someone’s name on a cheque …

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  • 18make out — UK US make out Phrasal Verb with make({{}}/meɪk/ verb [T] (made, made) ► INFORMAL used especially in questions or negative sentences to describe how well or badly someone is doing something: »How s he making out in the new job? …

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  • 19make out — I. do, finish, end up    How did you make out when you played the Rebels? Did you win? II. kiss and hug, get it on, make whoopee    Keith and Dawn were making out in the back seat of the car …

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  • 20make out — vb American a. to indulge in necking or heavy petting b. to succeed in having sex. See also make out artist Both are teenagers extensions of the col loquial sense of the phrase; to be success ful. The usage is probably influenced by the verb make …

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