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Verb: make out  meyk awt
  1. See or hear differences; identify a particular part or parts of a whole; detect with difficulty
    "I can't make out the faces in this photograph";
    - spot, recognize, recognise [Brit], distinguish, discern, pick out, tell apart
     
  2. Fill in and give as payment
    "make out a check";
    - write out, issue, cut
     
  3. Comprehend
    "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"
     
  4. Proceed or get along
    "How are you making out in graduate school?";
    - do, fare, come, get along
     
  5. Have sexual intercourse
    "they made out in the back of the car";
    - sleep together, love, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]
     
  6. Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
    "The couple were making out in the back seat of the car";
    - neck, pash [Austral, NZ]
     
  7. Write all the required information onto a form
    "make out a form";
    - complete, fill out, fill in
     
  8. Imply or suggest
     
  9. Try to establish
    "She made out that she knew nothing about the crime"

Derived forms: made out, making out, makes out

Type of: claim, copulate, couple, go, intimate, mate, pair, pet, proceed, suggest, understand, write

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