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

4a : 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

2a : to engage in sexual intercourse

b : neck sense 1

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Examples of make out in a Sentence

we're not rich, but we're making out all right I can't quite make out what she is trying to say.

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Anyway, Alice, later (kind of) confides in Fred and the two make out a little. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Crazy Secrets We Learned About the "Riverdale" Parents on “The Midnight Club” Episode," 8 Nov. 2018 Back in 2009, he was briefly coupled up with Taylor Swift, and the two even made out on camera in the movie Valentine’s Day. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Lautner's New Girlfriend Is Also Named Taylor," 1 Nov. 2018 After spending a few hours making out all over their catamaran, Becca and Colton are introduced to a local fisherman who teaches them how to dive for conchs. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "'Deal Breaker'? One of Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette Frontrunners Reveals He's a Virgin," 9 July 2018 Even the Los Angeles Clippers, who had the pressure of back-to-back lottery picks to toy with, made out well with two valuable assets. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "Biggest winners and losers of 2018 NBA draft," 22 June 2018 Eventually, the video cuts between the paintings, the Carters and images of people of color in the real world – a couple making out on their bed, teenagers kneeling in the same way the NFL will not allow its players during the national anthem. Anchorage Daily News, "A guide to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s surprise joint album ‘Everything is Love’," 18 June 2018 Eventually, the video cuts between the paintings, the Carters and images of people of color in the real world - a couple making out on their bed, teenagers kneeling in the same way the NFL will not allow its players during the national anthem. Travis M. Andrews, BostonGlobe.com, "A guide to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s surprise joint album ‘Everything is Love’," 18 June 2018 Hoop has three gloves and is ready to use any one of them when Bengals coach Katy Dammer makes out the lineup card. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Softball notes: Paxton Hoop looking to put together a dream season for Oak Forest," 10 Apr. 2018 Connecticut taxpayers are supposed to pay the state a 6.35 percent tax on purchases made out-of-state or online where no sales tax is paid, but most do not. Russell Blair, courant.com, "State Tax Department Will Stop Hunting Down Newegg Customers," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of make out

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of make out was in the 15th century

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