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make out (v.)

c. 1600, "get along, succeed," from make (v.) + out (adv.). Sense of "obtain a clear understanding of" is from 1640s; that of "discern or discover visually" is by 1754; sense of "have sexual relations with" is attested by 1939.

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Definitions of make out

make out (v.)
detect with the senses;
I can't make out the faces in this photograph
Synonyms: spot / recognize / recognise / distinguish / discern / pick out / tell apart
make out (v.)
make out and issue;
Synonyms: write out / issue / cut
make out (v.)
comprehend;
I cannot make out what this politician is saying
make out (v.)
proceed or get along;
Synonyms: do / fare / come / get along
make out (v.)
succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available;
Synonyms: cope / get by / make do / contend / grapple / deal / manage
make out (v.)
have sexual intercourse with;
Synonyms: sleep together / roll in the hay / love / 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 / bonk
make out (v.)
kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion;
Synonyms: neck
make out (v.)
write all the required information onto a form;
make out a form
Synonyms: complete / fill out / fill in
make out (v.)
imply or suggest;
make out (v.)
try to establish;
From wordnet.princeton.edu