What does make out mean?

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make out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartverb

    detect with the senses

    "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

  2. write out, issue, make out, cutverb

    make out and issue

    "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"

  3. make outverb


    "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"

  4. do, fare, make out, come, get alongverb

    proceed or get along

    "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"

  5. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manageverb

    come to terms with

    "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

  6. sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonkverb

    have sexual intercourse with

    "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

  7. neck, make outverb

    kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

    "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

  8. complete, fill out, fill in, make outverb

    write all the required information onto a form

    "fill out this questionnaire, please!"; "make out a form"

  9. make outverb

    imply or suggest

    "Your remarks make me out to be stupid"

  10. make outverb

    try to establish

    "She made out that she know nothing about the crime"


  1. make outverb

    To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) to a given recipient, payee.

  2. make outverb

    To send out.

  3. make outverb

    To discern; to manage to see, hear etc.

  4. make outverb

    To manage, get along; to do (well, badly etc.).

  5. make outverb

    To represent; to make (something) appear to be true.

  6. make outverb

    To succeed in seducing; to have sex with.

  7. make outverb

    To kiss passionately.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make out in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of make out in a Sentence

  1. Freddie Roach:

    They're trying to make out like American Chris Algieri is the next Rocky, But this isn't a movie.

  2. Tony Illman:

    After much digging, we were able to make out the date, the coordinates, the ship’s name and direction of the voyage (Cardiff in Wales to Makassar in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia), it was clearly very exciting but we needed a lot more information. We wanted to know if what we had found was historically significant or a very inventive hoax.

  3. Billy Madison:

    Billy No I will not make out with you. Did ya hear that this girl wants to make out with me in the middle of class. You got Chlorophyll Man up there talking about God knows what and all she can talk about is making out with me. I'm here to learn, everybody, not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll.

  4. Satnam Singh:

    I can make out from his height that he could become a good player, i took him to the ground to practice. Day by day he excelled and touched greater heights.

  5. Norawit Laleng:

    The opposition is trying to make out that she wants to flee abroad in order to discredit her, this is simply not true.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
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