Definition of make out in US English:

make out

phrasal verb

  • 1Make progress; fare.

    ‘how are you making out, now that the summer's over?’
    • ‘It'll be interesting to see how the original director makes out in the wake of the Dawn of the Dead remake.’
    • ‘I would love to hear from them, see how they've made out, try to pick up where we left off, and thank them.’
    • ‘Newton, who took on the biggest risk back in 1984, made out pretty well, too.’
    get on, get along, fare, do, proceed, go, progress, manage, survive, cope, get by
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  • 2North American Engage in sexual activity.

    ‘Ernie was making out with Bernice’
    • ‘She and her boyfriend were photographed making out on a yacht.’
    • ‘There were dozens of times when I had walked into a room only to find him making out with some random chick.’
    • ‘He goes around making out with a bunch of other girls trying to find a replacement for me!’
    • ‘She'd come into his room and found him making out with one of the cheerleaders at her school.’
    • ‘He has taken her for several dates downtown where they have been making out at every opportunity.’
    • ‘Or it could turn out that you get bored with the movie and wind up making out on the couch.’
    • ‘He seemed too interested in making out with her than actually talking about what had happened.’
    • ‘When you break up with a guy, you're not supposed to keep making out after!’
    • ‘She sneaks out of the house, steals her mother's car, shoplifts, and makes out with a guy she met at a bar.’
    • ‘When we play people are making out all over the place and I'm happy that we're sending out a sexual vibe when we play.’
    make love, have sex, have sexual intercourse
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