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make out (1)

Meaning: to see or hear something, but only with difficulty

Synonym: discern

For example:

  • make sth out This person's handwriting is really difficult to read. I can't understand this word here. Can you make it out?

  • make out sth If you can't make out what someone's saying, ask them to repeat it.

Quick Quiz:

If you can't make out what's written on the board, you could try
  1. moving closer
  2. studying harder
  3. looking better

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