make out


make out

verb

Definition of MAKE OUT

1
to meet one's day-to-day needs <we're not rich, but we're making out all right>
Related Words carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swing
2
to have a clear idea of <I can't quite make out what she is trying to say>
Antonyms miss
3
to take on a false or deceptive appearance <he tried to make out that he didn't mind losing his job, but friends suspected he was desperately worried>
4
to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <as best as I can make out, the police were informed of the incident but didn't think it was worth investigating>

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