make out

verb

Definition of make out

transitive verb
1 :to complete (something, such 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 about :conclude
  • how do you make that out
4 a :to represent as being
  • made them out to be losers
b :to pretend to be true
  • made out that he had never heard of me
5 :to represent or delineate in detail
6 :to see and identify with difficulty or effort :discern
  • make out a ship through the fog
intransitive verb
1 :get along, fare
  • how are you making out with the new job
2 a :to engage in sexual intercourse
b :neck 1

Examples of make out in a Sentence

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

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

First Known Use of make out

15th century

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