Значение идиомы make out

[make out] {v.} 1. To write the facts asked for ; fill out.

The teacher made outthe 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 areceipt.

2. To see, hear, or understand by trying hard.

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

They could not make out what the child had drawn.

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

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

Syn.:FIGURE OUT. 3. {informal} To make someone believe; show; prove.

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

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

4. {informal} Do well enough; succeed.

John’s father wanted John todo 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 friendcame and helped her.

5. To kiss or pet.

What are Jack and Jill upto? – They’re making out on the back porch.

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Значение идиомы make out