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English verb: make out

1. make out (perception) detect with the senses


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


Synonymsdiscern, distinguish, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)discriminate, resolve


Entailcomprehend, perceive

2. make out (communication) make out and issue


SamplesWrite out a check.
Cut a ticket.
Please make the check out to me.


ExamplesThe banks make out the check


Synonymscut, issue, write out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)check

3. make out (cognition) comprehend


SamplesI cannot make out what this politician is saying.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)understand

4. make out (stative) proceed or get along


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


Synonymscome, do, fare, get along


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)go, proceed

5. make out (social) come to terms with


SamplesWe got by on just a gallon of gas.
They made do on half a loaf of bread every day.


Synonymscontend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)cope with, cut, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by

6. make out (contact) have sexual intercourse with


SamplesThis student sleeps with everyone in her dorm.
Adam knew Eve.
Were you ever intimate with this man?.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair


Narrower (hyponym)fornicate, have, take


Verb groupmake out, neck

7. make out (contact) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion


SamplesThe couple were necking in the back seat of the car.


Synonymsneck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)pet


Narrower (hyponym)smooch, spoon


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

8. make out (communication) write all the required information onto a form


SamplesFill out this questionnaire, please!.
Make out a form.


Synonymscomplete, fill in, fill out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Entailget down, put down, set down, write down

9. make out (communication) imply or suggest


SamplesYour remarks make me out to be stupid.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)intimate, suggest

10. make out (communication) try to establish


SamplesShe made out that she know nothing about the crime.


Pattern of useIt ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)claim









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