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  • v. make out and issue
  • v. comprehend
  • v. try to establish
  • v. come to terms with
  • v. proceed or get along
  • v. write all the required information onto a form
  • v. kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
  • v. have sexual intercourse with
  • v. detect with the senses
  • v. imply or suggest


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  • He could barely make out the other cadets in the darkness, but he was pretty sure that Thanas was the one holding the weapon.

    Starfleet Academy: The Edge

  • Opening her eyes a crack, she could make out the dark outlines of flower-patterned wallpaper, the bulk of a wardrobe at the foot of the bed.


  • “I think you and Cory Wheeler should make out at the party.”

    it’s not summer wi thout you

  • Faintly in the distance she could make out … “Rock Your Body.”

    After Hours

  • If Claire kneels at the kitchen sink, she can make out their Dracula-like forms in the early morning.

    Some Fun

  • In the gloom I could make out the doctor, still sitting in the small rocking chair, fully alert, chin cupped in his hand as he considered with bloodshot eye the immotile form before him.

    The Monstrumologist

  • When my eyes get used to the semi-darkness of the entrance, I make out a goat lying on a bed of straw and a hen clucking around a litter of brown chicks.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • She imagined she could make out his long trench coat, his beaten hat, his slick-as-a-snake movements.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • And the stars could just make out the shadows and faint shouts of joy that issued from the house on one particular night—the night that May Ellen Bird returned home from the world of ghosts.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • 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.

    Dont You Forget About Me


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