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    #1

    make out = kiss

    Do you use "make out" when you're talking about kisses

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    There're a lot of teenagers who are making out on the grass in the Central park. That's gross. (I made it up ).

    As far as I know "make out" means several things which are quite remote from each other. That's why I'm asking.

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    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #2

    Re: make out = kiss

    Yes, sessions of French kissing, probably with clothed groping.

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    #3

    Re: make out = kiss

    It's more than just kissing for me.

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    #4

    Re: make out = kiss

    More than heavy kissing and some groping about? (That's exactly what it means in the US). Wha does it mean to you?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: make out = kiss

    Does it serve as a euphemism for such intimate behaviour?

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    #6

    Re: make out = kiss

    For which such intimate behavior?
    It's also called "necking" (a rather old-fashioned term) and my friend from the Midwest said they call it "mashing."
    I'm not sure if "snogging" in the UK is the same as "making out" in the US, but I think so.

    There are many slang terms for sexual activity. I wouldn't call them "euphamisms" since some of the slang terms are pretty crude and I usually think of a euphamism as giving you a more polite way to describe something that isn't usually polite to talk about. (Like "going to powder your nose" when you really mean "use the toilet.")
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: make out = kiss

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    More than heavy kissing and some groping about? (That's exactly what it means in the US). Wha does it mean to you?
    Heavy kissing and groping to beyond.

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