|1.||[ verb ] detect with the senses|
|Synonyms:||recognize discern distinguish pick_out tell_apart recognise|
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
|Related terms:||resolve discriminate discernment perceive|
|2.||[ verb ] comprehend|
"I cannot make out what this politician is saying"
|3.||[ verb ] (writing) make out and issue|
|Synonyms:||issue cut write_out|
"write out a check" "cut a ticket" "Please make the check out to me"
|Related terms:||write check|
|4.||[ verb ] come to terms or deal successfully with;|
|Synonyms:||deal cope manage grapple get_by contend make_do|
"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
|Related terms:||act meet fend hack extemporize scrape_along braving|
|5.||[ verb ] proceed or get along|
|Synonyms:||do get_along fare come|
"How is she doing in her new job?" "How are you making out in graduate school?" "He's come a long way"
|6.||[ verb ] write all the required information onto a form|
|Synonyms:||fill_out complete fill_in|
"fill out this questionnaire, please!" "make out a form"
|7.||[ verb ] (sexuality) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion|
"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
|Related terms:||pet smooch love|
|8.||[ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with|
|Synonyms:||be_intimate sleep_with make_love have_intercourse have_sex get_laid hump bed have_it_away have_it_off fuck screw jazz eff do_it lie_with know have_a_go_at_it bang get_it_on bonk roll_in_the_hay love|
"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
|Related terms:||copulate take fornicate archaism neck bed love fuck lover sexual_love|
|9.||[ verb ] (logic) imply or suggest|
: "Your remarks make me out to be stupid"
|10.||[ verb ] try to establish|
: "She made out that she know nothing about the crime"