GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a bank check or bill.
- v. [informal] to engage in fond caresses; to hug and kiss; to neck; -- of courting couples or individuals (for individuals, used with with)
- adv. See to make out under make, v. t. and v. i..
“He bent close, tried to make out the barrel marking in the dim light, and saw that it read DPMS 6.8mm REMINGTON SPC.”
“I was still pondering the signification of "Institution", and endeavouring to make out a connection between the first words and the verse of Scripture, when the sound of a cough close behind me made me turn my head.”
“Older kids, sloe-eyed teenagers, who cast him sly looks, trying to make out if he was an easy mark, competition for trade, or a possible ally.”
“Even with the poor quality of the tape, Catherine was able to make out the words Lipton Construction on the back of the jacket, as the couple disappeared out of frame.”
“But — So we have to make out without him; and Hoke and Palmer haven't even cooked up a lead that's worth a good test.”
“I can tell you this much: this person they're calling The Slasher and trying to make out is prowling aU over London — absolutely untrue.”
“Adjusting to the dimness, I began to make out the leaf-masked face of the Green Man looking back at me in half a dozen different shapes.”
“Moon Unit Zappa is a writer, filmmaker, wife, and mom who would happily come out of acting seclusion to make out with Michael Schoeffling under the keen and watchful writing/direction of John Hughes.”
“But the laval silver star was now behind his head, and she found it difficult to make out his already mostly hidden face.”
““The other one, whom you know, is diabolically active, and fit in body and soul, and then, he enjoys it so much!” he wrote to a friend, with the pathetic wonder of the artist, romancist, and grand seigneur, who had never been able to make out what there was to enjoy in politics.”
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