Meaning of “make out” in the English Dictionary

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"make out" in British English

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make out

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

(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.

(Definition of “make out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"make out" in American English

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make out

infml
phrasal verb with make us /meɪk/ verb past tense and past participle made /meɪd/

(KISS)

to kiss and hold someone romantically

make out

phrasal verb with make us /meɪk/ verb past tense and past participle made /meɪd/

(SUCCEED)

to continue or succeed in life or in business:

How is Fran making out in her new job?

(Definition of “make out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"make out" in Business English

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make out

phrasal verb with make uk /meɪk/ us verb [ T ] made, made

informal used especially in questions or negative sentences to describe how well or badly someone is doing something:

How's he making out in the new job?

(Definition of “make out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)