make something out


make something out
1)

I could just make out a figure in the distance

Syn:
see, discern, distinguish, detect, observe, recognize
2)

he couldn't make out what she was saying

Syn:
understand, grasp, follow, work out, make sense of, interpret, decipher, make head or tail of, catch
3)

she made out that he was violent

Syn:
allege, claim, suggest, imply, hint, insinuate, indicate, intimate

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • make mincemeat (out) of — (someone/something) to destroy or defeat someone or something completely. A good lawyer would have made mincemeat of them in court. Etymology: from the literal meaning of mincemeat (= a food in which different things are cut up into very small… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make mincemeat out of — informal : to destroy, ruin, or defeat (someone or something) in a very thorough and complete way Last year s champions have been making mincemeat of the competition again this year. • • • Main Entry: ↑mincemeat …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌmake sth ˈout — phrasal verb 1) to see, hear, or understand something with difficulty I can just make a few words out on this page.[/ex] I couldn t make out what he was saying.[/ex] 2) to write all the necessary information on a cheque or other document 3) make… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • make one out to be — {v. phr.} To accuse someone of being something. * /Don t make me out to be such a grouch; I am really quite happy go lucky./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one out to be — {v. phr.} To accuse someone of being something. * /Don t make me out to be such a grouch; I am really quite happy go lucky./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • make capital out of something — phrase to get an advantage from a situation, especially a bad situation She accused him of trying to make political capital out of an important issue. Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym Main entry: capital …   Useful english dictionary

  • make something up out of whole cloth — make (something) up out of whole cloth American, American if a story or excuse is made up out of whole cloth, it is not true. Yet the explanation was too strange for Joan to have made up out of whole cloth …   New idioms dictionary