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English definition of “make out sth”

make out sth

informal phrasal verb with make     /meɪk/ verb (made, made)
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 .Assertions and asserting
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