make out

Definitions of make out
  1. verb
    detect with the senses
    “I can't make out the faces in this photograph”
    synonyms: discern, distinguish, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart
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    make clearly visible
  2. verb
    “I cannot make out what this politician is saying”
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    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
  3. verb
    write all the required information onto a form
    make out a form”
    synonyms: complete, fill in, fill out
  4. verb
    make out and issue
    synonyms: cut, issue, write out
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    write out a check on a bank account
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    communicate or express by writing
  5. verb
    proceed or get along
    “How are you making out in graduate school?”
    synonyms: come, do, fare, get along
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    type of:
    go, proceed
    follow a certain course
  6. verb
    come to terms with
    synonyms: contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, manage
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    extemporize, improvise
    manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    try to manage without help
    cut, hack
    be able to manage or manage successfully
    rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by
    manage one's existence barely
    cope with, match, meet
    satisfy or fulfill
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  7. verb
    have sexual intercourse with
    synonyms: have intercourse, have sex, love, roll in the hay
    kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
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    have, take
    have sex with; archaic use
    have sex without being married
    engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
    bed-hop, bedhop, sleep around
    be sexually active with more than one partner
  8. verb
    kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
    synonyms: neck
    have intercourse, have sex, love, roll in the hay
    have sexual intercourse with
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    smooch, spoon
    snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others
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    stroke or caress gently
  9. verb
    imply or suggest
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    intimate, suggest
    imply as a possibility
  10. verb
    try to establish
    “She made out that she know nothing about the crime”
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    assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
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