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Definition of the verb make out
What does make out mean as a doing phrase?
- detect with the senses
- example: I can't make out the faces in this photograph
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] I saw the play | The crew spotted the island
Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): descry, discover, espy, examine, experience, eye, glimpse, inspect, investigate, note, observe, overhear, perceive, peruse, recognize, regard, savor, scan, scent, scrutinize, sight, sniff, spot, spy, study, survey, view, watch, witness.
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
- synonyms of make out: discern / distinguish / pick out / recognise / recognize / spot / tell apart
- more specific words:
- entailment: comprehend / perceive = to become aware of through the senses
- make out and issue
- proceed or get along
- succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of make out: contend / cope / deal / get by / grapple / make do / manage
- more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
- more specific terms:
- have sexual intercourse with
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of make out: 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
- more generic words: copulate / couple / mate / pair = engage in sexual intercourse
- more specific words:
- kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
- write all the required information onto a form
- imply or suggest
- try to establish
Alternative definition of the verb make out
- [transitive] To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) [term, to] a given recipient, payee. [definition from 15th c.]
- [obsolete, transitive] To send out. [definition 16th-17th c.]
- [transitive] To discern; to manage to see, hear etc. [definition from 16th c.]
- [context: now chiefly US, regional, intransitive] To manage, get along; to do (well, badly etc.). [definition from 17th c.]
- [transitive] To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. [definition from 17th c.]
- [intransitive] To succeed in seducing; to have sex [term, with]. [definition from 20th c.]
- [context: slang, chiefly US, intransitive] To kiss passionately. [definition from 20th c.]
Make Out is a New York City-based band consisting of Jesper Mortensen, lead vocalist Leah Hennessey, and drummer Chase Stauffer. The group plays fast, manic, condensed pop songs. In late 2010, the band recorded their debut EP, How To, with producer Nicolas Vernhes at his Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn, NY.
- albums: "How To", "Maybe I'm the One (For Me)"
- official website: www.makeoutwiththeinternet.com
- read more about The Rosebuds Make Out
Phrases with Make Out
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by Martin Manser
make out 1 (transitive, adverb) manage to see, read or distinguish something; usually used with can: It got darker and darker until we ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
To Make out the rest.
bring in, capture, collect, develop, discern, make out, prepare, procure, provoke , realize, receive, succeed, suss out, win over, work out 08 cometobe,contract, convince, find a way, get ready, hunt down, irritate, organize, persuade, purchase , ...
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Usage statistics about make out
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- Make out
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- Manatee Make Out Session
These two manatees appeared to be sucking face for about 20 minutes while waiting for a lock gate to open.
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- Make Out Room
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- Highway Robbers Make Out!
At the Makeout Room
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- Make out point
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- Make Out Room
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- Make out. Live longer.
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- English Vocabulary and Phrases, Make out
- Make out Meaning
Video shows what make out means. To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) a given recipient, payee.. To send out.. To discern; to manage to see, ...
- Make Out Vs Hook Up - The Difference - ESL British English Pronunciation
- English Phrasal Verb Course: Make Out #3 | by Real English Conversations
Phrasal Verb Lesson 40: Make Out #3 The English phrasal verb make out can also mean to understand or to hear. This phrasal verb has 3 meanings, this is only ...
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Quotes about Make Out
Forget all the bars and schmoozing and everybody checking out everybody else. My ideal date would be to park in a dark place, check out the stars, and have a great conversation. When all else fails, you can just make out. (Brooke Burke)
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