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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 162. The verb praise today is to "make
out.' Okay. We actually have six meanings today and six uses. And we give examples
for each one of them. All right. Let's look at the first one here. If someone makes
out in a situation, we describe how well or how poorly one did. We use a very
similar to the way we say like somebody fared well or somebody fared poorly or
somebody managed well. So here's a couple of examples here. He made out well with
that investment. So he did well. It's pretty simple . All right. Number two. How did you
make out with preparing your project ? Like did you make out well ? Didn't you
make out well ? Did you get anything accomplished ? Yes. So very often we ask
somebody how they made out with something. How did you do with something ?
Okay. Let's look at the second one here. To kiss and touch passionately. All right.
So we could say that couple was making out at party. Yeah. If they're kissing and
moving their hands. We also call that making out. Or that teenage couple
was making out in the MRT. So they're probably holding their bodies close to
each other kissing each other, moving their hands. This is what we call making
out. Okay. Number three here. To write the name of a person you are writing a check
out to. All right. Yeah. So if you've ever written out checks , checks in the
US we write out checks all the time. And somebody may ask who do I make this
check out to. So they want the person's name because they have to know the
person's name. They have to write it. So they may say who do you make a check out
to. So what name do I write in on this line ? Okay. Let's look at number four
here. To be able to see hear or read or distinguish with difficulty. Yeah. Usually
we're having trouble doing these things, especially seeing, hearing or reading. So
let's look at the example here. Can you make out his handwriting ? Yeah. , maybe
somebody's handwriting is really bad and you're trying to read it.
Trying to figure out what it says . Then we say to make it out. Okay.
Or number, or the next one here, We could say I can barely make out what he is
saying. Maybe his speech or his words were
unclear and you had a difficult time figuring out what he was trying to say.
So you're going to have trouble making out what he's saying. All right. Let's look at
the fifth one here. To describe someone in a certain way or imply or suggest
something and in , in, in a particular way, especially an incorrect way. Or at least
the person who you're saying it about feels that way. So this is one way that
we might hear it. We hear it this way all the time, especially somebody like
the media might do this. He is twisting my words or changing my words and using
them out of context. You know not what the way you were saying it, or you know,
just sometimes when you just separate words from somewhere it may appear or
seem different. She is trying to make me out to be a racist in that way. So trying
to make somebody appear in a certain way and obviously this person doesn't think
they are that. So that's what they're saying. Somebody's trying to make them
out to be a certain way or you can go the opposite way. You could say she is
making him out to be a hero and clearly he is not. So the way she's talking
about him, in the positive way. She's making him out to seem much better than
he really is. Okay. All right. And the last one here. Number six. To write or fill out
you know, fill out something especially a document or something like that. Make out
a list of all the things you need for the trip. Yeah. We often say to make out
a list . Of course you could say to write up a list too. You say other verbs
too. Gut we do say to make out a list. And the last one here. I still make out
Christmas cards every year to send to friends and family. So if you make out a
Christmas card , it just simply means you write something. You know, Merry Christmas
and maybe some nice words. Wish them some nice things or greetings. You make out a
Christmas card. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I
hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (162) Make Out

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anitawu12 published on September 27, 2019
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