make out

verb

Definition of make out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to complete (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. 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>

  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. 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.>

15th Century

First Known Use of make out

15th century



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