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English definition of “make something/someone out”

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make something/someone out

phrasal verb with make
 
/meɪk/ verb (making, made)
to be able to see, hear, or understand something or someone: We could just make out a building through the trees.
(Definition of make something/someone out from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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