Translation of make out in Spanish:

make out

distinguir, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(discern)

      (outline/object) distinguir
      (object/outline) (from a distance) divisar
      (sound) distinguir
      I can't make out what she's saying no entiendo lo que dice
      • I can't make out the address no logro descifrar la dirección

    • 1.2informal (figure out)

      entender
      comprender
      I just can't make her out sencillamente no la entiendo / comprendo
      • she couldn't make out why he had done it no se explicaba / no acababa de entender por qué lo había hecho

    • 1.3(write)

      (invoice/receipt/list) hacer
      make the check out to P. Jones haga el cheque pagadero a / a favor de P. Jones

    • 1.4(put forward)

      to make out a case for/against sth/sb presentar argumentos a favor/en contra de algo/algn

  • 2

    • 2.1informal (do, fare)

      how did you make out in the exam? ¿qué tal te fue en el examen? informal

    • 2.2informal (get along)

      to make out with sb
      • how did you make out with her kids? ¿qué tal te fue con sus niños?
      • we made out fine as soon we met nos caímos bien desde el primer momento

    • 2.3US slang (sexually)

      neck

  • 3

    (claim, pretend)
    • 3.1

      she made out it was her own work dio a entender que lo había hecho ella misma
      • he made out he didn't know anything about it fingió no saber nada del asunto
      • you're not as ill as you make out no estás tan enfermo como pretendes / como quieres hacer creer
      • he's even more stupid than they made out es aún más estúpido de lo que ellos dieron a entender

    • 3.2

      they made the situation out to be more serious than it was pintaron la situación como más grave de lo que en realidad era
      • he's not as rich as he makes himself out to be no es tan rico como pretende
      • she made herself out to be a millionairess se hacía pasar por millonaria