Definition of makeout
1. make_out [ v ] detect with the senses
Examples: "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
He could n't make_out what he was saying .
(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
He could not make_out , but he knew that again she was scratching her nose .
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
One of the drawing-room shutters was partly open and he made_out the shapes of chairs and sofas , which seemed to be upholstered in brown or russet velvet .Synonyms recognize make_out discern distinguish pick_out tell_apart recognise Related Terms resolve discriminate discernment perceive
2. make_out [ v ] comprehend
Examples: "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"
(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
I could n't make_out what his racket was .Synonyms make_out Related Terms understand
3. make_out [ v ] make out and issue
Examples: "write out a check" "cut a ticket" "Please make the check out to me"
(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
But Mercer 's explanation was simple : `` I made_out the check and carried it around a_few days unsigned - in_case I lost it '' .
When he remembered that he might have not signed the check , Mercer made_out another for the same amount , instructing the bank to destroy the other - especially if he had happened_to have absent-mindedly signed both of them .Synonyms make_out issue cut write_out Related Terms write check
4. make_out [ v ] come to terms or deal successfully with;
Examples: "We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
`` We 'll make_out .Synonyms deal cope manage get_by grapple contend make_do make_out Related Terms act meet fend hack extemporize scrape_along braving
5. make_out [ v ] proceed or get along
Examples: "How is she doing in her new job?" "How are you making out in graduate school?" "He's come a long way"
(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
In your sales_force , will a smaller number of higher-priced , high quality salesmen serve you best , or can you make_out better with a larger number of lower paid salesmen ?Synonyms do get_along fare make_out come Related Terms proceed
6. make_out [ v ] write all the required information onto a form
Examples: "fill out this questionnaire, please!" "make out a form"
7. make_out [ v ] kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
Examples: "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
8. make_out [ v ] have sexual intercourse with
Examples: "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
9. make_out [ v ] imply or suggest
Examples: : "Your remarks make me out to be stupid"
10. make_out [ v ] try to establish
Examples: : "She made out that she know nothing about the crime"
|Definition of make_love|
|Definition of make_merry|
|Definition of make_noise|
|Definition of make_one's_way|
|Definition of make_out|
|Definition of make_over|
|Definition of make_pass|
|Definition of make_peace|
|Definition of make_possible|