make out

verb

Definition of make out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to complete (something, such as a printed form) by supplying required information make out a check

  3. 2 :  to find or grasp the meaning of tried to make out what had really happened

  4. 3 :  to form an opinion or idea about :  conclude how do you make that out

  5. 4a :  to represent as being made them out to be losersb :  to pretend to be true made out that he had never heard of me

  6. 5 :  to represent or delineate in detail

  7. 6 :  to see and identify with difficulty or effort :  discern make out a ship through the fog

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 :  get along, fare how are you making out with the new job

  10. 2a :  to engage in sexual intercourseb :  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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