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.


  1. make out

    To make out often has different meanings depending on the context. It may refer to understanding or discerning something, especially with difficulty; to engage in intimate physical contact or sexual activity, usually involving kissing; to write or fill in a required form or details; or can be used colloquially to describe how well someone performed or how they fared in a situation.

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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. Teresa Ghilarducci:

    People with assets have slower long-term thinking because of their economic position, and at times like this, they make out like bandits.

  2. 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.

  3. Douglas London:

    It means the intel is good enough that they're not guessing, but have enough pieces of the puzzle to confidently make out the image.

  4. Melanie Altarescu:

    You’re making a big mistake. You should get in the car and we should make out.

  5. Fusek Peters:

    I thought it would make an interesting picture because theres some great symbolism, manstone Rock looks like a persons face. You can make out the face easily and it is looking at the comet. The idea of the face looking at the comet appealed to me.

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