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    a few connotations of "make out"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    And he just about managed to make out the three words uttered by Sheriff James Farrell: "You are discharged.

    I could hardly make out the ship in the distance.

    It was dark, and we could not make out who was coming along the road.

    They could not make out what the child had drawn.

    The book had many hard words and Anne could not make out what the writer meant.

    Mr. White does many strange things. No one can make him out.

    make out = to see, hear, or understand by trying hard

    The teacher made out the report cards and gave them to the students to take home.

    Mrs. Smith gave the clerk in the store some money and the clerk made out a receipt.

    made out = write out, draw up; fill in a written form

    Charles and Bob had a fight, and Charles tried to make out that Bob started it.

    The boy said he did not take the money but the teacher found the money in the boy's desk and it made him out to be a liar.

    make out = to make someone believe; show; prove

    John's father wanted John to do well in school and asked the teacher how John was making out.

    The sick woman could not make out alone in her house, so her friend came and helped her.

    How did you make out with the accountant?

    make out = do well enough; succeed; manage, get along

    What are Jack and Jill up to? - They're making out on the back porch.

    make out = to kiss or pet; engage in sexual foreplay or intercourse

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "make out"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    And he just about managed to make out the three words uttered by Sheriff James Farrell: "You are discharged.”

    I could hardly make out the ship in the distance.

    It was dark, and we could not make out who was coming along the road.

    They could not make out what the child had drawn.

    The book had many hard words and Anne could not make out what the writer meant.

    Mr. White does many strange things. No one can make him out.

    make out = to see, hear, or understand by trying hard

    The teacher made out the report cards and gave them to the students to take home.

    Mrs. Smith gave the clerk in the store some money and the clerk made out a receipt.
    Please make out a check in my favour.
    made out = write out, draw up; fill in a written form

    Charles and Bob had a fight, and Charles tried to make out that Bob started it.

    The boy said he did not take the money but the teacher found the money in the boy's desk and it made him out to be a liar.
    He made out that he had never heard of me
    make out = to make someone believe; show; prove

    John's father wanted John to do well in school and asked the teacher how John was making out.

    The sick woman could not make out alone in her house, so her friend came and helped her.

    How did you make out with the accountant?
    How are you making out with the new job</SPAN>.
    make out = do well enough; succeed; manage, get along

    What are Jack and Jill up to? - They're making out on the back porch.

    make out = to kiss or pet; engage in sexual foreplay or intercourse= This becomes a metaphor whose literal meaning is dropped and instead it covers a wide range of sexual behavior/acts.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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