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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. Distinguish by sight or hearing
    "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"
  4. Perform, succeed or manage over a period of time
    "How are you making out in graduate school?";
    - do, fare, come, get along
  5. [informal] Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
    "The couple were making out in the back seat of the car";
    - neck [informal], pash [Austral, NZ, informal]
  6. Write all the required information onto a form
    "make out a form";
    - complete, fill out, fill in
  7. Imply or suggest
  8. Try to establish
    "She made out that she knew nothing about the crime"

Derived forms: makes out, made out, making out

Type of: claim, go, intimate, pet, proceed, suggest, understand, write

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