Definition of Make out
1. Verb. Detect with the senses. "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
Entails: Comprehend, Perceive
Specialized synonyms: Resolve, Discriminate
Derivative terms: Discernible, Discernible, Discernible, Discernment
2. Verb. Make out and issue. "The banks make out the check"; "Please make the check out to me"
3. Verb. Comprehend. "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"
4. Verb. Proceed or get along. "He's come a long way"
5. Verb. Come to terms with. "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Extemporize, Improvise, Fend, Cut, Hack, Rub Along, Scrape Along, Scrape By, Scratch Along, Squeak By, Squeeze By, Cope With, Match, Meet
6. Verb. Have sexual intercourse with. "Sam cannot make out Sue "; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
Related verbs: Neck
Specialized synonyms: Have, Take, Fornicate
Generic synonyms: Copulate, Couple, Mate, Pair
Derivative terms: Bed, Fuck, Fucker, Fucking, Love, Love, Lover, Screw, Screwing
Language type: Archaism
7. Verb. Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion. "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
Specialized synonyms: Smooch, Spoon
Generic synonyms: Pet
Related verbs: Bang, 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
Derivative terms: Necker, Necking
8. Verb. Write all the required information onto a form. "Make out a form"
9. Verb. 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"
Definition of Make out
1. Verb. (transitive) To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) (term to) a given recipient, payee. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹
2. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To send out. (defdate 16th-17th c.) ¹
3. Verb. (transitive) To discern; to manage to see, hear etc. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹
4. Verb. (context: now chiefly US regional intransitive) To manage, get along; to do (well, badly etc.). (defdate from 17th c.) ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive) To succeed in seducing; to have sex (term with). (defdate from 20th c.) ¹
7. Verb. (context: slang chiefly US intransitive) To kiss passionately. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Make out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Richard Davis Craig, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Thomas Jodrell Phillips (1842)
"... so as to enable the Court to do justice to the Defendant, in the event of the Plaintiff's failing to make out his case at the hearing. COTMAN v. ORTON. ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... and section 6 of the same Act required the owner to make out and deliver to the assessor a statement under oath of all the personal property, moneys, ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"In the note to the page last mentioned It Is said, "His duty Is to draw plans, make out specifications, and generally superintend the execution of the work. ..."