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make out sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with make   /meɪk/ (made, made) us  
to say, usually falsely, that something is true: [+ to infinitive] He made himself out to be a millionaire. [+ to be] The British weather is not always as bad as it is made out to be. [+ (that)] He made out (that) he had been living in Paris all year.
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