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can make nothing of

Definition of can make nothing of

  1. :  to be unable to understand <He could make nothing of the coded message.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  to put in a can :  preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

    :  to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

    :  to hit (a shot) in basketball

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  not any thing :  no thing

    :  no part

    :  one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. :  not at all :  in no degree

  1. :  something that does not exist

    :  the absence of all magnitude or quantity

    :  zero

  1. :  of no account :  worthless

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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