make sth/sb out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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make sth/sb out

phrasal verb with make uk   us   /meɪk/ verb (made, made)
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 ​strangeperson - I can't make her out at all. [+ question word] Nobody can make out why you should have been ​attacked.
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