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English definition of “make out”

make out

US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with make   /meɪk/ (made, made) us  

(SUCCEED)

to deal with a situation, usually in a successful way: How is Frances making out in her new job? The business made out better than expected and profits were slightly up.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling

(HAVE SEX)

to kiss and touch in a sexual way, or to succeed in having sex with someone: Boys at that age are only interested in making out with girls.Sexual intercourse
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