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make sth/sb out

verb uk phrasal verb with make   /meɪk/ (made, made) us  
B2 to see, hear, or understand something or someone with difficulty: The numbers are too small - I can't make them out at all. I can't make out your writing. She's a strange person - I can't make her out at all. [+ question word] Nobody can make out why you should have been attacked.
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