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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough explain to me how did you make out with the following dizzy wide variety (or great diversity) of interpretations concerning one and only verb phrase?

    make out

    1. Discern or see, especially with difficulty, as in I can hardly make out the number on the door.
    2. Manage, get along, as in How did you make out with the accountant?
    3. Engage in sexual foreplay or intercourse, as in Bill and Jane were making out on the sofa, or Joe bragged that he made out last night.
    4. Understand, as in I can't make out what she is trying to say.
    5. Establish or prove, as in He made out that he was innocent.
    6. Imply or suggest. This usage often occurs with an infinitive, as in Are you making me out to be a liar?
    7. Write out, draw up; fill in a written form. For example, He made out the invoices, or Jane started making out job applications.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    make out


    to comprehend by sight or sound
    • I can hardly make out the number on the door.
    • I can't make out what she is trying to say.


    to cope
    • How did you make out with the accountant?
    • How were you able to make out on only 5 dollars a day?


    to sleep together; to kiss
    • Joe bragged that he made out last night.
    • Bill and Jane were making out on the sofa.


    to (try to) establish
    • He made out that he was innocent.
    • Are you making me out to be a liar?


    complete, write
    He made out the invoices.
    Jane started making out job applications.

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    Hi Soup,

    Thank you for your popular persuasion.

    I am suspicious that you have repartee kept in stock and that you might provide all the answers to my questions.

    Regards.

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