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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
"Could you re-write that last sentence? I can't make out what it says because your writing is a bit messy."

"All he does is make out with his girlfriend after school."

"I've worked with him for five years and I still can't make him out."

"I don't feel like I can trust her. She always makes out like she's perfect, but I think she's hiding something."

"Sorry, but I can't make out the text on the back of this card."

"You can make it out to Crash. B. Andicoot."

"My test was okay. How did you make out?"

"I think her intentions are hard to make out."

"They've been making out for the past 10 minutes. It's gross."

"Could you rewind that and turn up the volume? I couldn't make out what she was saying."


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175 Comments on “Phrasal Verbs – The 7 Meanings of ‘Make Out’”


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thx alex thats good

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

    You’re welcome.

    Sunday, December 15th 2013

      Alex,can you help me with these questions?
      What are you saying? and what you are saying?.
      Are they both correct?.

      Wednesday, April 9th 2014

        I have wondered that!!

        Sunday, May 11th 2014

        I’m not a native, but I can help you with what I’ve seen so far about this.

        Grammatically talking, the first one seems to be the only correct because the necessary inverted position of the verb to be, which is such obligation in questions.
        But we see a lot of people questioning without the proper position of subject and verb to be, right? I think that this kinda conversation is real informal, pretty common but, again, grammatically talking: incorrect.

        Despite all that, when we use what, who, which, even in informal conversations, I’ve seen that everybody is still using the correct way: What are you saying? Mainly because when you speak it, you can link those words: What’re you saying?

        In a even more informal way, they might drop the verb to be, in this case “are” and only say: “What you saying”, and linking the words, it’ll sound like: “Whatcha saying”.

        I hope it can help you.

        Sunday, January 25th 2015

      alex you’re awesome

      Thursday, February 5th 2015

Finally, I make the quiz out~ :)

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

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Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Thanks for the Glass, Alex.Without doubts
a made the class out !

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

    I meant ‘class’, that was because of my celphone auto-correction.

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

thank…..

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

nice..thank you

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Thnaks very useful)

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

I was confused a little because I haven’t used “make out.” But I got 8 correct out of 10. Good for me :)
I was surprised “make out” had 7 meanings but if I would be able to use them, “make out” is useful, isn’t it. Thank you for your great lesson, Alex :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

    No problem.

    Sunday, December 15th 2013

hey there , how are you today Moderator ? .. I`m fine ..Well most people are invited for interview to get a job after they succeeded passing related company`s paper exam . Hmmm… I`ve gotta suggestion about making a video involving two of your good teachers,sitting in front of one another , one plays the role of interviewer who asks most common questions and the other plays the role of interviewee who tries to find a position in a company or organization through a real interview and answers questions (then,common mistakes could be corrected after the conversation by Rebbeca or someone else) .Questions are different but Common questions are possible to ask in that video .I hope your attention toward my opinion is positive and please share it with your good teachers if possible .Many of us need to know how to treat,answer and ask questions in a typical interview.How about that ?

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thanks Sir Alex, this lesson boost up my knowledge, I got 80%

Thursday, December 12th 2013

thank you alex

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thank you Alex. I got 90% (:

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Hello Alex.
I am absolutely appreciating for you. Yours all English lesson are very clearly to study but I don’t understand some of lesson that depends on my level of English.

So I have question for you. Some English word very difficult to say, particular the pronunciation and different meaning for example. (I have some sentence related the those word). 1)The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) the farm was used to produce produce. 3) we must polish the polish furniture as well as so many words in English. If you have time, could you explain to me this situation.

Cheers.
tsagaan

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Hi Alex;-)
Thanks a lot, I got 10/10 ;-). You help me to make that phrasal verb out. You are genius;-)
I’m looking forward to more ;)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Hello Alex
I had no idea that there were so many meanings “TO MAKE OUT”, I thank you for teaching me new things in an understandable way and you help me to progress in my goal of learning more and more English.
A big hug from Barcelona.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

    I’m happy to hear that you’re progressing.

    Sunday, December 15th 2013

Hello.Alex
I have some question unanswered in mind
1) What does language mean to you?
2) How can student articulate their thinking in writing?
3) What is the difference between language and speech?
4) What is PLS or pictological system?
5) I have heard that we have some formula to creat iiregular verbs in English I want know how a verb changes to be an irregular one.
Thanks in advance.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

    I wonder why your questions don’t have answers in your own language and what English has to do with it, but OK:
    1) Language is a cultural system that permits individuals to express themselves and communicate with each other within that cultural system.
    2) This process is called cultural adaptation, you have to change (adapt) the (cultural) system you use for thinking to the system you use for writing.
    3) Language is a cultural system, speech is a sequence of items (generally spoken words) that convey a meaning in a particular cultural system.
    4) Maybe you mean pictorial system: the items of this system are pictures.
    5) There is no ‘formula’, it’s the usage of a language that makes it evolve.

    Friday, December 13th 2013

I got 9 of 10 Thank you Alex

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thanks Alex!

i got 10 out of 10.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

9 of 10 , Thank you Alex. :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

thnx teacher i got it

Thursday, December 12th 2013

I liked this :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

THX U :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thank you so much Alex, the lesson was great as same as before.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

I got 9 of 10
Thanks Alex

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Always thought that “make out” is only related to kissing, Nice lesson, learnt a lot.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

I got 10/10 :D Thanks Alex, it was a useful lesson.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Alex,you’re good teacher!!God bless you!!!

Thursday, December 12th 2013

thnx Alex :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Excellent class like always. I made it out. Tks

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thank you for your lesson Alex. It’s very useful. I got 10 of 10 :)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

I made out the lesson! Thanks Alex

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thank you ever so much for your lesson, Alex.It’s helping me very well.In addition,I would like to thank for all engvid group,and keep it up.Alex,I got a question for you.I got writing problem about essay introduction,and It is complicated for me to write an introduction about one topic,but I have seen all the lesson that has been given by engvid about it

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Good lesson Alex. Thank you…

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Alex,your teaching system is easy to me to understand,and that’s whay I need this lesson from you ,so could you give me more easy example please?

Thursday, December 12th 2013

can you tell me what’s meaning, another and other, please thank you.

Thursday, December 12th 2013

I got 7 of 10 questions. Thank you alex :)

Friday, December 13th 2013

nice :) i have a lot of ideas learned, I am from philippines i want to learn more.

Friday, December 13th 2013

I did the quiz my score is 10 thanks ALex

Friday, December 13th 2013

tell me use of ‘to be’

Friday, December 13th 2013

Ciao Alex! Your English is so easy and clear, you are great. Thanks.

Friday, December 13th 2013

got a perfect score,,wow..awesome..

Friday, December 13th 2013

thank you my dear teacher Alex, i got 100 of 100 in quiz but i did not know the different between the 1 and 7 sentence.

Friday, December 13th 2013

great! thx!

Friday, December 13th 2013

Thans Alex.I got 10 correct out of 10.

Friday, December 13th 2013

9/10

Friday, December 13th 2013

Are there any other meanings of ” Make Out “

Friday, December 13th 2013

No words to thank You Alex for this great lesson.
Learning some phrasal verbs are always defiant, I think. So that it requires to get a quite practice daily!

Friday, December 13th 2013

Hi mr. Teacher .. you can say that make out in the sentence about the party means “kissing and touching sexually”

Friday, December 13th 2013

10/10. Thanks teacher

Friday, December 13th 2013

Thanks a lot

Friday, December 13th 2013

thank alex I made out the lesson

Saturday, December 14th 2013

So useful class :), thanks a lot for that…

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Ooohohoooooowwwwww! One hundred percent are correct!!!
Thank you Alex. Very useful lesson. Is a good idea practice it daily.

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Thanks, Alex. Very useful!

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Alex I can´t watch vídeos on EngVid. appears on screen that the video playback is prohibited. What I do now?

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Thank you so much Mr. Alex. It’s really nice and useful lesson. Also I wanted to thank you for your previous lesson or the Academic World List. The list is like a treasure for me and thanks a lot for your effort. Really, I’ve been so happy for the huge information and vocabulary and I worked hard for several days to have complete advantage from it. I hope that will be more useful lists.

Saturday, December 14th 2013

    I’m glad you’re using the list and that it’s helping you to improve! :) That’s what it’s for.

    Sunday, December 15th 2013

Hello Engvid’s guys.
Your website’s video not working on last few days but same video keep going on YouTube.com. What happened on web or my device?

Regards.

Saturday, December 14th 2013

I didn’t know that make out there are many meant thank you alex hugs

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Phrasal verbs always give real headaches to students specially those with different meanings like the one taught in this lesson.
Practice makes perfect, that is the only way to master them.
You were clear concise and to the point, as usuall Alex. Thanks for this video-lesson.

Sunday, December 15th 2013

    No problem.

    Sunday, December 15th 2013

Very interesting and useful lesson on “make out”. But I’ve got confused with question 6: What does “B. Andicoot” mean?

Sunday, December 15th 2013

    I suppose it is something like a signature.

    Monday, December 16th 2013

I can’t make out what “It is gross” means. Even after the looking up it in the dictionary. It is the cause why I have got 9 of 10. Can anyone explain me? Thanks a lot!

Monday, December 16th 2013

    In this case I think it means “It is disgusting”

    Friday, December 20th 2013

thank u Alex so much i get 10/10 i hope if u could learn us more phrasal verbs

Monday, December 16th 2013

We are learning new things and need to learn much more.I got 1oo.I’m really happy.Thanks, Alex.

Monday, December 16th 2013

I got 10/10. thanks Alex

Monday, December 16th 2013

Hi Alex,

Appricaiate if you could make a leasson explaining the differences between:
1. Licence and License
2. Advice and Advise
3. Practice and Practise

It will be great if you add few more words in your lesson lying under this category.

A big thank from India!
Vishnu

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Hi Alex! :)

Does your English name Alex come from Polish Aleksander (Olek)? :) You’ve mentioned you come from Poland, that’s why I was curious about that.

Do you and your family visit relatives in Poland? :))

Thanks for replying :)

Take care,
Ala (Alice)

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Thanks a million Alex, very usefull lesson

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

teacher, how can we pronounce can and can not, in fact, it is similar, thanks so much!

Thursday, December 19th 2013

Thanx alot

Thursday, December 19th 2013

tnx alex

Friday, December 20th 2013

now i can make out what you teach clearly..thanx

Saturday, December 21st 2013

wow.it is unbelievable cuz i didnt watch the video and started to answer them all and got 10.i didnt think that even i would get 7,thank you .

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

good lecture alex…thank you

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

That is just an other ultra super lesson.
I love the way you teach . I can easly make it out what you are saying . :))

Monday, December 23rd 2013

I´ve been making out this lesson!!

Monday, December 23rd 2013

thank Alex, i can hear your voice clearly and understand all of your lesson.

Monday, December 23rd 2013

Thanks for teaching.:-D
I can understand the meaning.

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

i can’t make out(understand ) why some boys and girls just keep making out(kiss passionately) without any make out(progress) in their relation.perhaps they just make out(pretend) they love each other

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

    that`s the way it is mi amiga ^_^

    Thursday, December 26th 2013

Merry Christmas, Alex :)

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

Thank you so much! I have 10/10!!

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

Hey Alex!
Thank you for sharing nicely presented english classes. You are one if the best among the teachers. I hope all the best for you ! May 2014 be your best year.
Lots of thanks,
Mehmet.

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

I got 9/10.Thanks you teacher .to teach clearly

Thursday, December 26th 2013

HELLO DEAR,
I LIKE THE WAY YOU TEACH US IT’S LIKE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. I WILL KEEP WATCHING YOU

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the useful lesson!

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Very interesting lesson! I got 100/100 on the test, that means I made out all the meanings. ;)

Friday, December 27th 2013

Thank you so much. your lession is very useful for me and people studying English as a second language.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Hi, Alex! Thank you for a really useful lesson! In the test there was a sentence “It’s gross”. Does it mean “It’s vulgar” or what? I have also got a question about using passive with such constuctions as “make an appointment”, “do a favour”, etc. Can we say “she was made an appointment at 3pm” meaning her potential employer invited her to an interview?
Thanx in advance!
Hugs from Russia!

Sunday, December 29th 2013

    Hi Galina, well as you may know, “gross” has several meanings. As an adjective it means very rude/umpleasant, among some others.
    As for the word “appointment”, you can say. . . she HAS an appointment WITH Mr. X at 3 p.m. If she HAD the interview, then we can say that she KEPT the appointment or HAD a job interview with . . .
    Hope this may help.
    Regards

    Saturday, January 4th 2014

Very useful and interesting lesson. Thanks a lot, Alex! I got 10, and I’m very surprised =)

Hot hugs from rainy Saint-Petersburg :)

Sunday, December 29th 2013

thanks Alex , your teaching way is good .

Sunday, December 29th 2013

I just heard about your website this morning. I and my wife realy need such excellent lessons to imporve our English. Thanks a lot!

Monday, December 30th 2013

    Hi Kamil, this is an excellent site for those of us who are interested in learning more about the English language.

    Regards

    Saturday, January 4th 2014

10/10 again

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

That was very useful. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

hi Alex. i love the way that u teach, u speak slowly, it’s easy for me to listen and understand. after listen ur lecture and look at the dictionary i got 90/10.tks so much.

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Thnak.

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Interesting Phrasal Verb! Alex you explained clearly as always :-)
I think you are the best teacher ever.
Thanks for this lesson.
Regards

Luca

Luca

Saturday, January 4th 2014

I start to make out quite good on english test..100% cheers Alex:)

Sunday, January 5th 2014

    Good for you Tittilee!

    Keep on the good work!!!

    Have a great week!

    Regards

    Sunday, January 19th 2014

Thanks teacher Alex. I still have much to learn, the result is 50%

Sunday, January 5th 2014

thanks a lot, good lesson;)

Thursday, January 16th 2014

result – 10/10;)

Thursday, January 16th 2014

nice video 10/10

Thursday, January 16th 2014

Thank you Alex, I’m in a good way

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

thank u Alex for the nice Lesson.I got only 70 is it good or not.

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

thks alex

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thank you Alex it help me alot
I wish if can make a video on these exprestion
Take the cake-barking up the wrong tree- more than one can chew-you can say it again-touch wood-burn the midnight oil-bite the dust

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Although a lot of us make quiz 10/10 , make out what you are talking about ,without using phrasal verb in daily conversation it is easy to forget .

Friday, February 7th 2014

Excellent explanation Alex. Thanks a lot

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thank you Alex. It was very interesting, helpful lesson. I got 9\10

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Thanks Alex
I got a good score

Sunday, February 9th 2014

I got 10 out of 10 before I watched this video~!
감사합니다.(Gam-sa-hap-ni-da) = Thanks!

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

thanks~

Saturday, February 15th 2014

谢谢

Saturday, February 15th 2014

haysss! 8/10 hmmm! its ok i think its not bad for me , anyway thankyou alex for this topic i’ve got a new learned yessss!

Monday, February 17th 2014

THANKS ALEX ,YOU’RE REALLY AWESOME !!!
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU’RE DOING CLASS BY SKYPE?
THANKS AGAIN!!!

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

thx , Alex , i got 100 , i a m i genius , or defenitely english man , can i say tht ?
i wake out quickly !!!lol

Thursday, February 20th 2014

i got 10.thanks

Friday, February 21st 2014

i understood.
i got 10 out of 10.
thanks Alex

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

I got 100%!

And I swear I am not making out!

Thank you Alan!

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Alex many thanks for the lesson!!
I didn’t know that “make out” has so many different meanings, so now I’ll try to put this phrasal verb in use in my routine conversations. If you meet me in the future don’t forget to ask me “how is your English making out!!”

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

I forgot the signal “?” in the previous commentary hehehe… but I scored 10/10. I guess that it was possible because of Alex explanation, and it is always clear to me!

Best regards!

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Hello Alex

First of all, thank you for teaching me :) All videos are helping me a lot!
Anyway, would you don’t mind if I ask is English subscript correct? Because unfortunately, Korean subscript is not correct. :( I try to develop my grammar so I read English subscript after listening enough. If it is correct, I don’t care about Korean subscript :)

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thank you for teaching me and helping me a lot.
I will trying to learning.

Sunday, March 30th 2014

I’ve got perfect score,and I understood the lesson, but could you please check if these sentences are correct.

I’m married to my husband for nearly three years now, but I can’t make him out.

What you do is making out like you know everything when you don’t.

My classmates and I can’t really make out of his lessons.

I just like to know, if I’m using the phrasal verb “make out” right.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thanks a lot Alex.
You’re a great teacher and your lessons are useful. EngVid helps me improve my English.
take care

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Thank you so mutch Alex, you are very good teacher

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Hi Alex! This lesson was really helpful to me. It was easy to make out what you were saying :) I mean, as always, your explanation was pretty clear. How did I make out at the quiz? 100%. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

thanks for this alex another words that i always heard in a english movie, specially british people..two thumps up for u.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

thanks Alex this lesson very helpful

Monday, June 30th 2014

Very useful.Can we do also conversation?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thank you Alex for your lesson.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

brilliant! i got a perfect score. Thank you for this lesson, it’s really helpful for me.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Hi, thanks for the lesson! I tried to do the quiz but when I clicked for the next question available, it did not show the next question, I am wondering if I am the only one having this problem, or if it happened to somebody else? Please let me know! Thank you

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

cipenad

The quiz does not work properly :-(

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

The quiz does not work properly :-(

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Thank you!

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Thanks Alex.
i was looking for this lesson. :D

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Got 9 out of 10:)
not bad.. thanks Alex

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Thank you! Great!

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Ooh it is very good
thanks Alex

Friday, September 26th 2014

thaks Alex
My test was okay.I got 10.
How did i make out?

Sunday, November 9th 2014

Thanks Alex.
I got 50%, i don’t realy understand it.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

great! You are a very good Teacher!Thank you!

Friday, November 21st 2014

Thanks Alex .. your explanation was very clear so made out all words you said in the lesson .

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

Thank you, very helpful

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Hi Alex,your lesson is very helpful and informative also.It pushes me that keep visiting to this site the way you teach us.Thank you a million.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

9/10 thanks Alex , your teaching is good!

Monday, February 16th 2015

Alex thanks a lot.Almost everyyhing has been said already.Just everytime I see your vid-lesson I know for sure that Im gonna learn something very useful,practical,etc.I love you Alex!

Saturday, March 14th 2015

thank you so much it helps me alot :)

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

fine i got 10 over 10
all off that is due to my good concentrating and serious listening

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

it’s a good English lesson. 10Q alex i got 8 out of 10

Monday, August 10th 2015

Hi Alex. I have a question about the first meaning of MAKE OUT you wrote on the board. Does it generally mean UNDERSTAND, too? Can I use it when one of my students isn’t very clear in his speaking? I mean, even if I can see and hear him clearly but his speech is a kind of muddled and confused because of mistakes in the language?
Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

    I think that’s only about the ability of seeing or hearing something properly.

    Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Hey,i can’t make out the sentence “i made the check out to the president”, maybe i don’t know the simple meaning of this sentence, can you tell me what does it mean?

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Thank a lot Alex

Friday, November 20th 2015

10/10. Thank you Alex.

Friday, November 27th 2015

Got 8 out of 10. Good lesson as always alex.and thank you.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Great Great Great Great!! I have put it in my mind forever!!

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Thanks a lot. This lesson is very useful.

Monday, June 13th 2016

You are the best, you know? Thank you!

Monday, November 14th 2016
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