make out


make out
verb
1. detect with the senses (Freq. 8)
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The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards

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I can't make out the faces in this photograph

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑discernible (for: ↑discern), ↑discernment (for: ↑discern)
Hyponyms: ↑resolve, ↑discriminate
Entailment: ↑perceive, ↑comprehend
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

2. make out and issue (Freq. 2)
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write out a check

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cut a ticket

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Please make the check out to me

Syn: ↑write out, ↑issue, ↑cut
Hypernyms: ↑write
Hyponyms: ↑check
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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The banks make out the check

3. comprehend (Freq. 2)
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I cannot make out what this politician is saying

Hypernyms: ↑understand
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. come to terms with (Freq. 1)
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We got by on just a gallon of gas

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They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

Syn:
cope, ↑get by, ↑make do, ↑contend, ↑grapple, ↑deal, ↑manage
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑move
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑manage)
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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑make do)
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑get by)
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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑cope)
5. proceed or get along (Freq. 1)
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How is she doing in her new job?

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How are you making out in graduate school?

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He's come a long way

Syn: ↑do, ↑fare, ↑come, ↑get along
Hypernyms: ↑proceed, ↑go
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s Adjective/Noun

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Somebody ——s Adjective

6. have sexual intercourse with
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This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm

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Adam knew Eve

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Were you ever intimate with this man?

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
bed (for: ↑bed), ↑fucker (for: ↑fuck), ↑fucking (for: ↑fuck), ↑fuck (for: ↑fuck), ↑screw (for: ↑screw), ↑screwing (for: ↑screw), ↑love (for: ↑love), ↑lover (for: ↑love)
Usage Domain: ↑archaism (for: ↑screw)
Hypernyms: ↑copulate, ↑mate, ↑pair, ↑couple
Hyponyms: ↑take, ↑have, ↑fornicate
Verb Group: ↑neck
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s somebody

(for: ↑lie with)
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Somebody ——s somebody

(for: ↑hump)
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Somebody ——s somebody

(for: ↑fuck)
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Somebody ——s somebody

(for: ↑screw)
7. kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
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The couple were necking in the back seat of the car

Syn: ↑neck
Derivationally related forms: ↑necker (for: ↑neck), ↑necking (for: ↑neck)
Hypernyms: ↑pet
Hyponyms: ↑smooch, ↑spoon
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

8. write all the required information onto a form
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fill out this questionnaire, please!

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make out a form

Syn: ↑complete, ↑fill out, ↑fill in
Entailment: ↑write down, ↑set down, ↑get down, ↑put down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

9. imply or suggest
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Your remarks make me out to be stupid

Hypernyms: ↑suggest, ↑intimate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

10. try to establish
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She made out that she know nothing about the crime

Hypernyms: ↑claim
Verb Frames:
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It ——s that CLAUSE


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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