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To clearly understand or comprehend something
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“Half the time, it was hard to make out what he was talking about.”
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To make a false show or pretense of
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“When Shillington found he was caught in a trap, he tried to make out like he'd been looking out for your best interests.”
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To arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
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“At last, he was able to make out that there were two of them.”
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To see, recognize, or be aware of something, especially on a superficial or vague level
“I squinted in the direction he was pointing and was just able to make out a bright green light dancing across the road.”
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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“Having that in mind, this court stated the proposition which the plaintiff had to make out in terms of an abuse of a discretion.”
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To draw up an official document, such as a cheque
“Many years ago, people had to make out a cheque to themselves to withdraw money.”
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To claim or give the impression of
“If he had his way, he'd try to make out like he was some kind of savior.”
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To engage in sensuous activity, especially kissing or petting
“If I'm going out with a guy, is it bad to make out with him?”
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To establish or make a determination on the nature of someone or something
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To kiss
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To discover or locate something, either by chance or intention
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To pretend to be a different person while playing a game
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To make amorous approaches to
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To establish a fact to be true
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To hear with attention, obedience, or compliance
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Maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level
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(of something written or abstract) To compose or draw up
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To state or assert that something is the case
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To be successful
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Prove more powerful or superior
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