Phrasal Verb – Make out.

Meaning 1 – To kiss and touch someone in a sexual way. If you are making out with someone you are kissing and caressing as lovers.

  • This phrasal verb is not separable.
  • “I saw you in the bar last night. Were you wasted? You were making out with your ex Eddie again!”

Meaning 2 – To manage to see or hear someone or something (with difficulty). To be able to see something clearly, or understand it in some way. If something is difficult to see, hear, feel, smell or taste, you will find it difficult to identify.

  • This phrasal verb is separable.
  • “Is that Janet arriving? I can almost make her bike out through the fog.”
  • “I couldn’t make out what he was saying.”

Meaning 3 – To say that something is true, when it is not.

  • This phrasal verb is not separable.
  • “Remember John? He made out that he won the lottery, but he actually never won a penny!”

Meaning 4 – To complete a form or some kind of official document.

  • This phrasal verb is separable.
  • “Can you make out the prescription in my father’s name please?”
  • “I’m going to make the prescription out to you.”

If you want to make friends with someone after an argument you can kiss and make up (idiom).

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What is a phrasal verb?

phrasal verb is a verb combined with 1 or 2 small words. These small words are particles. A particle can be a preposition or adverb. The phrasal verb has a different meaning from the verb alone because the particle changes the meaning of the verb.

Some phrasal verbs can be separated. When we change the tense of the phrasal verb we only modify the verb part. The particle remains the same.

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