Definition of make out
- make out a check
- tried to make out what had really happened
- how do you make that out
- made them out to be losers
- made out that he had never heard of me
- make out a ship through the fog
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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appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, comprehend, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, intuit, know, make, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand;
pick up on;
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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